Author: Nathan Rodeberg

Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

As a huge Minnesota Twins fan, I was sad to hear that former catcher and current first baseman Joe Mauer is still reporting concussion-related vision problems. These symptoms stem from three years ago, when multiple concussions led to his full-time conversion from behind the plate…

Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

Say It Ain’t So, Joe!

As a huge Minnesota Twins fan, I was sad to hear that former catcher and current first baseman Joe Mauer is still reporting concussion-related vision problems. These symptoms stem from three years ago, when multiple concussions led to his full-time conversion from behind the plate…

Man’s Best Friend

Man’s Best Friend

Who hasn’t heard that dog is man’s best friend? One of my best buddies is my dog Frisco, who is shown in this picture. What you can see are our deep stares into each other’s eyes. What you can’t see is what is going on…

From Basic to Extraordinary: Four Basic but Remarkable Materials

It’s easy to assume that important chemical compounds are complex. However, some of the most remarkable substances are composed of simple repeating units. Here are four carbon-based structures that, while simple in their underlying composition, have revolutionized the chemical material industry. Polyethylene When most scientists…