Vast armies of yellow, orange, green, blue, black, and any other color imaginable spread across the barren landscape. After an asteroid impact wiped out the majority of species on this planet, these colorful symbionts march forth to take advantage of the wide open world. Two unlikely organisms join forces to thrive in this new world. […]Read More Science Snapshot: Lichen
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
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?
Since the beginning of mankind, humans have been obsessed with exploring. With every exploration came new discoveries. With every new discovery, humans became more advanced as a species. We explore, we learn. We learn, we survive. Once we had discovered everything we could on land, we decided to press our luck and take our explorations […]Read More Ariel, Take It From Sebastian, It Is Better Under the Sea
The periodic table of elements… if you are still reading this I am pleasantly surprised! Ever since high school chemistry, the periodic table of elements has become taboo mixed with unpleasant recollections of memorizing each element along with its (sometimes perplexing) atomic symbol. Well, now that I have the worst part out of the way, […]Read More Periodic Players: Oxygen
Whether young or old, we humans have been enthralled with the amazing world of animals. We go to the zoo to see animals in person, we watch animals in their natural habitat on the television, we even watch action films like X-men where the human heroes have interesting mutations, most of which may well be […]Read More Evolutionary Mash-ups! Giraffe Necks