If you are a regular reader of my blog postings, you know that I am a passionate, opinionated middle-of-the-roader. I bring the same passion to my writing for young readers, but I want them to learn to form their own opinions.
I’ve bitten the bullet and created a Facebook page for myself as an author of children’s science books. If you know teachers or librarians who care about good science books for children, or middle graders and teens who might enjoy interacting with an author on Facebook, please send them my way! Scientifically yours, “Dr. Fred” … Read more
The blogosphere and mainstream media have been buzzing for the past day or so about a new finding that changes our view of alien life. If you were looking for Little Green Men, you’ll be disappointed; but if you like my 2008 book on Astrobiology, then you’ll realize the scientific importance of this discovery.
I’ve blogged before about trying to avoid geo-engineering as a solution to climate change. We just don’t know enough about the complexities of climate to try relatively simple fixes, like adding sulfur dioxide to the atmosphere. The following news release from the European Space Agency’s Venus Express program ought to give us pause.
I don’t usually post news releases, but this one caught my attention because I wrote a book for young readers about the “Cool Science” of Astrobiology. A satellite with the delicious name of O/OREOS will be paving the way for serious testing of an important question in the study of life in space and on other worlds.
The Fall 2010 newsletter of my Science Shelf Book Review Archive is now online. And my newest book for young readers, Seven Wonders of Space Technology has rolled off the presses.
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As the author of Astrobiology in Lerner’s mid-grade “Cool Science” series, I’d love to be able to attend this conference about The Search for Life in the Universe in Science Fact and Science Fiction.
I can’t afford the airfare and hotel, but perhaps a reader of my blog can go and send me an e-mail about it. Here’s the information.