Following the motion of the ocean

Following the motion of the ocean

For those of us who live near the ocean or a large body of water, we follow the motion of the ocean; we plan our fishing trips around it, we SCUBA dive in, and we also predict on how devastating a potential coastal flooding could be. Governed by the sun, moon, and earth's rotation, natural forces like tides affect not only how us humans plan, but also how marine animals live. Learn about these natural forces and how it sets life by (and in) the ocean to a rhythm and in motion. 

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Why does the old man snore when it rains and pours?

Why does the old man snore when it rains and pours?

"It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is snoring."

We're all familiar with that nursery rhyme. And maybe you do sleep with it rains. Or maybe you're moody when it's it's gloomy outside. You can also be relaxed when you hear the rain tap on your window.

Learn about how rain can affect our activity and lives so you can be prepared the next time you have an outdoor event (and be savvy about it).

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How Fungi Saved the World

How Fungi Saved the World

A long time ago, back before the dinosaurs were even a twinkle in a primitive reptile's eye and before that reptile's ancestor was even a twinkle in a primitive amphibian's eye, before plants thought seeds were a neat idea and invertebrates were disquietingly large, terrestrial life found itself with a bit of a problem. We're in the Carboniferous period, and the world's biggest coal deposits are being laid down in the first forests. The atmosphere is much different than in modern times: carbon dioxide concentrations are approaching disastrously low levels, and oxygen is soaring. The foot-long dragonflies that flit through this dense, breathable atmosphere are having a good time, but we're on the brink of a major ice age caused by global cooling.

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The Ocean 180 Video Challenge- Telling the Human Story of Science

The Ocean 180 Video Challenge- Telling the Human Story of Science

“If science is about anything, it is about scientists. It is a profoundly human story. It is your story. If we remember that, we can all help the public gain a deeper, richer understanding of science.” Prajwal Kulkarni

Mallory Watson, a scientist with the Florida Center for Ocean Science Education Excellence (COSEE Florida), is our latest guest talking about the very human story behind science and Ocean 180’s mission to tell that story through video.

Think you’re up to the Challenge? Visit ocean180.org for information on how to get involved, or contact info@ocean180.org with questions.

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Black liquid gold

Black liquid gold

What's that you're drinking? Black coffee, no cream, two sugars; a carmel macchiato with two shots of espresso an skim milk; a cafe americano?

Whatever the name is, you're drinking coffee. Coffee is what keeps us going and prepared for whatever may come for that day. But how does it affect our bodies? Learn more about this beloved drink, how it affects our bodies, the stats behind coffee in U.S., and the different ways of making it.

Grab your cup of joe right now and read on!

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Molecule of the Month: Dads.

Molecule of the Month: Dads.

Okay, dads aren't exactly molecules, but with Father's Day just passing I couldn't resist.  This post strays away from the typical list of all the great dads in the animal kingdom.  Instead, we explore some of the lesser-known information when it comes to human dads.  An alternative Father's Day FTDM post, if you will.

Take a gander.

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