Never have I looked more stupid than when I tried to catch a dragonfly in a net. Bug catching has been a hobby of mine for a few years now. One summer, as I was out catching bugs in the mountains, a beautiful blue darner dragonfly zipped in and out of my peripheral field of […]Read More Evolutionary Mash-ups: Dragonfly Wings
There is nothing like a good mystery to spark intrigue and interest into our boring lives. Whether that comes in the form of a suspenseful thriller movie, a good novel like Sherlock Holmes, that disturbing CSI show you can’t stop watching, or even just trying to figure out who stole your doughnut at work. But […]Read More All of the Rocks at the Party
Lifethroughgreentintedglasses would like to wish everyone a happy new year! To celebrate the new year, let’s break out the chocolate! Some of you may be feeling guilty being invited to my chocolate New Year’s party after you have thrown all the chocolate away in your house because one of your New Year’s resolutions is to […]Read More The New Year’s Resolution at the Top of My List: Eat More Chocolate!
Putting up the Christmas tree every year can be a hassle, but it truly would not be Christmas in my home without one. Humanity has used fir trees (or similar conifers) as part of their celebration of Christmas for thousands of years. So even though there are few things in this world as frustrating as […]Read More The Christmas Tree
While researching the crazy cool things that light does last week, I realized I had way too much material to cover it all in one week… So here we are! Part two of how light can dazzle, entertain, and deceive us. I hope you enjoy! Water Puddle Mirages: As a young boy many years ago […]Read More The Trickery and Deceptions of Light Part 2
Awkward Aquarium Moments: Recently, my wife and I visited a local aquarium with a couple of friends of ours. This particular aquarium is one of my favorites because it caters to the inner child in me. At this aquarium they have a large number of interactive exhibits where you can touch, feed, and even hold […]Read More The Trickery and Deceptions of Light Part 1
As you lay petrified in bed the night of Halloween after watching a scary movie, you begin to wonder if you will ever be able to sleep again. Your mind races as it plays back scary image after scary image from the festive film. Once you are finally able to drift into an unsettled sleep, […]Read More Halloween Special: Parasites and Parasitoids