What Is a Solstice and What Is an Equinox (and Why Should I Care)?

Astronomically, our planet’s seasons change on four particular days each year, two solstices, one in June and one in December, and two equinoxes (one in March and one in September). The particular dates are targeted by scientists at the boundary between our seasons because of a series of factors based upon the relationship between the Earth and the Sun, the tilt in the Earth’s axis and how those factors play out for all of us living here on the third rock from the Sun.

Six Amazing Science Things About Iceland

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean skirting the Arctic Circle between Scandinavia and Greenland, the island nation of Iceland is home to a wide variety of unique and fascinating scientific adventures that have attracted scientists from all disciplines for centuries.