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I am a junior high science teacher with a passion for all things science. I am currently pursuing a master’s degree in science education. When I am not teaching young impressionable minds, I love spending time with my beautiful wife and sweet daughter. If I have spare time beyond that, I like reading books, playing […]

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Why “green tinted glasses?”

Your alarm goes off attempting to wake you from a deep slumber. You can hear the alarm, but your brain is trying to incorporate the monotonous beeping of the alarm into your dream while your conscience takes over urging you to awaken. Half asleep, you roll out of bed and walk to the bathroom to […]

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Celebration of the Beetle

As I join my family around the dinner table this Thanksgiving, I look forward to the tradition of sharing various things we are thankful for. My family knows me as the crazy/cool science guy so naturally I have a unique response to what I am thankful for this year–BEETLES. As an amateur entomologist, beetles are […]

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A Tribute to Robert Hooke

The breaking down of food within our bodies to create energy, the signals sent to our motor neurons from the brain causing our hands to react just in time and catch the baseball, and natural regeneration of skin after receiving a nasty paper cut. All of these phenomena are made possible by amazing things called […]

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Evolutionary Mash-up: Seahorse

Welcome back to Evolutionary Mash-up! Last week we learned about the fairy shrimp and its ability to produce eggs that can dry up and survive in harsh living conditions until suitable living conditions occur again. This week we take a look at the seahorse and discuss why it contains traits that would be helpful to […]

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Science Snapshot: Desert Plants

The subtle beauty of desert plants is often masked by their rugged features. Sharp spikes, furry leaves, and woody branches are not going to win any plant beauty pageants any time soon. But these features are amazing adaptations to have if you live in the harsh desert 24/7. Desert plants use fur and spikes as […]

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Evolutionary Mash-up: Fairy Shrimp

It is finally October and you know what that means–watching scary movies about zombies or possessed dolls threatening to take over the world in post-apocalyptic fashion. After some people watch these horror films, they may start to wonder “how would I survive if a zombie/possessed doll apocalypse really did happen?” No need to fear, science […]

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