A fascinating branch of science includes the unknown of space. This kind of exploration is very popular seeing as this field of study has existed since the beginning of time. Also, the universe is forever changing, which allows constant exploration for scientists. Even though every day now people are discovering more and more interesting facts about the universe, the one mind blowing ocular speculation still fascinates people to this very day. This would be the Eagle Nebula.

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This massive sight pleasing cloud of stars was discovered by Jean-Phillippe de Cheseaux in 1945-46. It is located in the Serpens constellation and is estimated to be 5.5 million years old. A nebula is an interstellar cloud of stars that is made up of hydrogen, helium, and other ionized gases. This nebula was decided to be named the Eagle Nebula due to its odd formation of an eagle. This gorgeous cluster of star clouds in also a part of the Pillars of Earth. These are formations of other nebulas that form large stalagmite-resembling pillars protruding from the bottom of the nebula.

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Here’s a video that further shows some pictures that were not only discovered by NASA and taken by the Hubble space telescope:

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Sparkling Clouds

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A Small Intro

When most hear the word science, they often depict the setting of a mad scientist’s lab, with beakers full of deadly unknown chemicals and a vast majority of contraptions. However, this is not the case, most of the time that is. Science doesn’t just include the typical chemist portrayal but also many other subtle forms. Science is broken down into branches that study the different aspects of time, space and basically everything. These fields are known as the following; formal sciences, natural sciences, and social sciences. Each of these plays a key role in discovering new information about us and the world around us.

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The first fundamental branch is the formal sciences. This includes the basic knowledge of mathematics, theoretical computer science, decision theory, statistics and logic. Instead of using the scientific method to decide whether a new fact discovered is valid or not, this field mainly focuses on the creation of the scientific method, using formal systems that include definitions and rules in the process. Mathematics and logic are pretty self-explanatory under this field, but statistics are the use of the logic and data computed through mathematics. Theoretical computer science is a more abstract look or mathematical aspects of computing. It breaks downs steps of certain algorithms and also programs semantics of languages. Finally, the decision making theory is all based on ethics and values when trying to solve a problem. All of these elements tie in together to create the nitty-gritty basis of the science field, and the most basic branch of science; formal science.

The second branch is the natural science, which can be broken down further into three sub-categories; physical, earth, and life sciences. The physical science field includes al basic properties of the earth and universe such as chemistry and physics. This is where the depiction of the mad scientists flies in. Physics studies matter and the motion through space in time. It’s a broader subject that focuses on the universe as whole. Chemistry, on the other hand, is narrowed down to the study of matter under reactions, such as the elements that are naturally and artificially engineered, atoms and molecules. The earth sciences focus more on meteorology, oceanography, geology and ecology. Meteorology studies the atmosphere; oceanography studies the depths of the ocean while geology studies the physical earth itself, allowing us to discover the history of our planet. However, ecology is the study of organisms as they interact with others and their abiotic environment around them. Finally, the last sub-category would be the life sciences, which includes biology, human biology, zoology, and botany. Biology and human biology are set apart by the fact that biology is a broader term for the study of a living organism. This studies the structure, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Human biology studies mainly human nutrition and medicine. And last but certainly not least, zoology focuses mainly on the animal kingdom while botany is mainly focused on the study of plants, and also being one of the oldest branches of science around.

Lastly, social science is a broader term for sciences that don’t fall underneath the category of natural sciences. Certain fields of studies include anthropology, archaeology, business administration, criminology, economics, education, government, linguistics, international relations, political science, psychology (social psychology), sociology and sometimes the history of law. This science mainly focuses on the study of the societies that the human race has built, rather than studying what has already existed before the human race evolved.

These branches opened a myriad of doors for us to explore the natural world and us. People always say knowledge is power, and without knowing we wouldn’t know how to function or prosper as a human race. So my question for this blog post is which science do you think aids us the most in understanding the years to come and to predict possible future disasters and/or achievements?

Here’s a video that further displays some benefits from the understanding of science:

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Fisk, Eric. The Scientific Universe. 12 April 2013. Wikipedia. Web. 06 September 2013
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My Tutor. “The Importance of Science Education.” YouTube. YouTube, 14 Mar. 2013. Web. 06 Sept. 2013

BrainStorm Clouds

My first thought for ideas for blogs were for basically science in the medical field. This would cover certain new found illnesses, newly concocted medications, and new case studies that help progress in this field. The reason as to why I think this would be a nice selection for a blog is because it seems like in the career world today; there are many opportunities that fall within the medical field, so I figure why not blog about something that people will want to read about due to its popularity. My second idea for my personal blog is just a blog all about science; more based around at home science experiments and unknown science facts. I strongly want to make this my theme for my blog simply because I love science as a subject at large. There are also plenty of cool and fun things you can do at home with simple tools and random facts are always fun to know. Also, with this kind of freedom to blog about any certain branch of science, even medical due to the fact the science is a rather broad topic to post about. In addition people find great pleasure in the science field as I mentioned before due to all of the career opportunities available. This makes the subject even more readable. My next idea for my blog would be new upcoming music artists. The general public in these past years focus more on music, due to the technology and the more abundant opportunities to hear artists’ music. So not only will this be a gateway for people to hear new music but it also gives new upcoming artists a chance to be heard. It’s a win-win situation. Not only that, but I do love music, and writing about it for my blog wouldn’t be tough at all. I would also leave a general question for this certain theme for my followers that would be: “What’s the new genre that will represent this upcoming year?” followers would be able to give insight based off posts I choose to publish and also based off of personal research. This blog idea certainly offers a lot of wiggle room when it comes down to creating blog posts as well, just like my earlier since blog idea. There are so many options, now I just have to choose!

A little bit about the blog…

This blog was created to share fun facts about science along with the latest findings, interesting topics, new trends and also a couple of posts about easy at home science experiments. Topics such as space, mechanics, chemistry and the medical field will be available. Posts will include information that includes new illnesses discovered, newly engineered medicines, the latest findings on outer space, interesting facts about the simply settings around you, simple tips and fascinating at home experiments that suits a wide range of people. And that just doesn’t include paper-mache volcanoes powered by baking soda, vinegar and the red food coloring. Science experiments range from making your own lava lamp, creating your own oozy gooey slime, milk carton periscopes to making your own rock candy and super bouncy balls! This information will be broken down into simpler bit for people to process and understand better. It will be taken by an approach that will be easy for people of all ages to comprehend. Not only will new information be posted but also followers can leave the comments and topic about previous topics on the blog! This lets the information be further discussed in great detail, letting followers understand the sometimes hard subjects that come up when it comes to understanding science. My reasoning for the creation for this blog is that science is around us every day, so why not try to understand our surroundings better? This blog is specifically drawn to the individuals who find the simple fun in the many various topics of sciences that are out there. I made this for the pure fun the science can be, even though some way otherwise. All throughout high school, I slowly realized how understanding the science assists with understanding not only the earth but our society as well. I studied chemistry, biology, physics (different types) and environmental geoscience. This gives a preview of what exactly will be on the blog itself. These topics grab my full attention due to the fact that sciences study the unknown. And there is nothing better than finding out information that many people do not know! Topics will also be covered that I haven’t studied such as the medical field, so followers and I will be learning as I post! Delving into most science topics also gives us a chance to try to predict the upcoming events in the next few years, which it is always helpful to know what’s coming next, so why not be prepared? This blog is designed for the followers that share the same views as I listed. So this blog is geared to cover most subjects, even for reviewing for most science buffs and for people who are just beginning to start out. I hope many followers will find the enjoyment in science like I do, because there’s no need to fear it! With understanding it, science is helpful in the end. And this blog is to promote the wealth of science knowledge to followers that will surely aid us!