I spent a summer pursuing research on Catalina Island off the coast of California while I was in college. The program leaders told us that if we filled a clear container with sea water off the dock at night and shook it, then the container would start glowing. Naturally, we decided to test this information… Continue reading Bioluminescence or How Scientists Found the Giant Squid
5 Living Things that Aren’t What You Think They Are
The world is full of a wide array of organisms from fish to frogs and from caterpillars to crows. Most of the time we can rely on our knowledge and intuition to loosely identify something that we see in the wild. It’s pretty easy to distinguish a worm from the cardinal getting ready to eat… Continue reading 5 Living Things that Aren’t What You Think They Are
I’m Nicole, and I’m your friendly, neighborhood scientist and nature lover. This website is the culmination of my love of talking about science with the world, but it goes back a bit farther than that. Since this is an introductory blog post though and not War & Peace, I’ll summarize. Let’s go back to the beginning…… Continue reading Hi there!