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.Read More
If you've been following the series, then you should know about some pretty weird forms of sexual reproduction. I want to take a step back from the specific mechanisms and talk about one of the key components of sexual reproduction: mating types.Read More
"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).Read More
Marine animals don’t need the sun for illumination – they light up their own lives. The pyrotechnics in the dark depths (and the more accessible shallows) of the oceans are a curious marvel; but what causes them? And how?Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More