Have you ever been watching an animal, and it looks like they are seeing a whole world that you have never set eyes on? Maybe your dog suddenly darts a certain direction for some unknown reason, or you see a wild animal scratching at a seemingly empty stretch of dirt. Are they seeing something that… Continue reading Your Dog Can See a World Invisible to You
Is Planting Flowers Bad for the Environment?
My husband and I go for an early walk most mornings. It started at the beginning of the pandemic when we both started working from home. We walk over to the park near our home and back over about an hour. I love it, because it’s a chance for me to get some physical activity… Continue reading Is Planting Flowers Bad for the Environment?
Bioluminescence or How Scientists Found the Giant Squid
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