As a human, I enjoy being comfortable. I enjoy relaxing at home where the temperature is just right and food and water are always at the ready. I enjoy being comfortable so much that sometimes I even have nightmares of extremely uncomfortable (and life-threatening) conditions. Suffocating in the dark hole of space, freezing to death […]Read More Science Word of the Week: Cryptobiosis
In the popular world, a crypt is often seen as a burial place with creepy, mysterious, or even spooky overtones. But in the world of life sciences, the crypt is not where zombie uprisings occur, but rather where new life rises from the pit of the intestinal gland. The crypt is a pit found within […]Read More Science Word of the Week: Crypt
The blue-ringed octopus will, out of fear, produce blue-colored rings all over its body to warn predators to steer clear. These rings have been given the name “blue rings of death” for a reason. If this cute little octopus bites you, you will instantly succumb to its lethal venom. Within minutes you could perish due […]Read More Science Word of the Week: Chromatophores
There is nothing like the relaxing experience of lounging outside on a mild summer evening while listening to a live band play some of your favorite music. This was my view one evening this week at a local outdoor mall. However, no offense to the wonderfully talented band, the water fountain light show that happened […]Read More The Secrets Behind the Water Show
The assassin lies in wait for its target to draw near. He has found the perfect cover, hiding motionless beneath the sand, as his target approaches. Once his target is within reach, the assassin uses extreme muscle control to inch a poison tipped harpoon toward his target. Closer and closer the harpoon draws, laced with […]Read More Evolutionary Mash-up Finale: The Cone Snail
Welcome to Deep Sea Pharmaceuticals! We are happy to serve you and, like our motto states, we know that ‘the ocean holds all the keys to healing whatever ails you.’ I know what you’re thinking, “what’s wrong with my prescription drugs that come from terrestrial plants and animals? Why should I believe your ocean drugs […]Read More Deep Sea Pharmaceuticals
Extra, extra, read all about it! Coal and other fossil fuels, which have provided a steady energy source for many years, is running out. Plus, the use of such fossil fuels is hurting our planet and contributing to global climate change. Experts are urging humanity to make a push for cleaner, renewable, and sustainable energy […]Read More Methane Hydrate=The Currency of the Ocean?