Catch the Show!

meteorInterested in a star-studded late-night extravaganza? Catch the Leonid Meteor Shower, November 13-21. Meteors will peak on the 17th with the best viewing for our area being between 2:30 am and 4:30 am. According to Astronomy Senior Editor Richard Talcott, “If the weather cooperates, viewing conditions should be nearly ideal. Observers normally can see 20 to 30 meteors per hour at the peak, but rates could spike considerably this year.”

Web site of the Week: Learn Genetics

http://learn.genetics.utah.edu/

This site helps to “provide accurate and unbiased information about topics in genetics, bioscience and health.”  Topics include stem cells, addiction, DNA, and more.  This site also contains interactive tools and tutorials.  My favorite is called “Cell Size and Scale” which visually compares objects to show how tiny cells really are.