There’s so much more to bubbles than meets the eye! This short video shows humpback whales creating bubble nets to catch a meal.
My mission as a science writer is to make the complex simple. It frustrates me when I encounter well-educated people who insist there is no simple way to explain x, y, or z. Having written an entire book about applied fluid dynamics for laypeople, I also frankly find this hard to believe. SO – one ongoing project of […]
Did you know that before the Peterson Field Guides, it was common practice to kill a bird so that the specimen could be identified? After identification, the “skins” of the birds were preserved with arsenic. Some of the skins exist today. In fact, you can see many of them at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute […]
On January 14, Science ran a Gonzo Scientist piece entitled, “The Science Hall of Fame.” John Bohannon details the ways in which this particular Science Hall of Fame (SH0F), curated by Adrian Veres and John Bohannon, measures fame in terms of the number of times a person’s name has appeared in books over the centuries. […]
How many did you know???? True or False TRUE 1. Anaphylaxis was discovered while testing the poison of the Actiniae sea anemone on dogs. Page 125. TRUE 2. The cyclical structure of benzene was suggested in a dream. Page 77. FALSE 3. Vulcanization of rubber is named for the scientist who discovered the optimal temp […]
Today’s post is a quiz about accidental scientific discoveries. Serendipitous discoveries, if you will. How many of these do you know? True or False 1. Anaphylaxis was discovered while testing the poison of the Actiniae sea anemone on dogs. 2. The cyclical structure of benzene was suggested in a dream. 3. Vulcanization of rubber is […]