It's summer time, and that means temperatures are heating up. While humans are migrating to swimming pools or air-conditioned movie theaters, plants are still stuck outside without the luxury of beach umbrellas or some mediocre fiction to keep them entertained. While there's not much they can do about boredom, plants have evolved plenty of innovative ways to keep cool in harsh environments, and that's the topic of this new series.Read More
We recognize that making the choice to smoke a cigarette can damage your lungs and too much alcohol can damage your liver, but what if something as passive as your social status could affect the most fundamental building blocks of your biology?
Find out how social and economic ranking affects the very building blocks of our being and how this biology connects us to hyenas. It's not all a laughing matter...Read More
About to head to the beach for the summer? Well, there's a danger out there. No, it's not sharks or jellyfish; it's something that causes more deaths than thunder strikes or floods. Rip currents are one of the top coastal hazards for beach-goers. And if you don't know what they are, learn more and get the "tips on the rip" before you take a dip in the ocean. Photo Credit to NOAA NWS.Read More
Many plants rely on animals to pollinate them. In exchange for ensuring another generation, those pollinators are frequently rewarded with food. Some plants, however, have decided that rewarding pollinators is for chumps. In this post, learn about the con men of the plant world and how they fool pollinators.Read More
Citizen science offers a chance for interested volunteers to help address scientific issues that affect their lives. But can professional scientists trust their work? Well, it depends (of course!).Read More
It is often said that a loaf of bread only needs four ingredients. One of those ingredients is actually a living organism with a fascinating history and a close relationship with humans. What is it and why is it necessary to make good bread? Find out in today's post!Read More
You've no doubt seen articles on the internet talking about GMOs. There are a lot of strong opinions out there and lots of information to sort through. This series is intended to give you the tools you need to evaluate that information and make the best decisions you can.Read More