The world is teaming with microbes. That fact is never so graphically apparent as when someone actually takes the time to culture the bacteria and yeast growing on everything — from pillowcases to toilets to eyeballs. Fortunately many of these microbes are vital to human health. So perhaps this photo of the stuff previously living on an eight-year-old … [Read more...] about Here’s What Happens When Bacteria are Cultured on an Eight-Year-Hand Old’s
Philippines Here’s how the Taal volcano produces lightning, which results in those breathtaking displays
A stunning sky show is being produced by a volcanic eruption in the Philippines that has forced tens of thousands of people to flee. Approximately 37 miles south of Manila, the Taal Volcano started to erupt on Sunday, forcing the closure of the country's main airport until the ashfall subsided by Monday. In a warning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology … [Read more...] about Philippines Here’s how the Taal volcano produces lightning, which results in those breathtaking displays
Every autumn, a massive smiley face of trees appears in Oregon — here’s how it got there.
A giant smiley face made out of trees can be seen by drivers in Polk County, Oregon The hills have a smile! Fall brings cooler temperatures and the promise of changing leaves across the United States, but in Polk County, Oregon, it also heralds the arrival of a massive smiley face made of trees. According to Oregon Live, the happy symbol can be seen by drivers … [Read more...] about Every autumn, a massive smiley face of trees appears in Oregon — here’s how it got there.
There Is a Rise in Tick-Borne Diseases; Here’s How to Prevent It
This summer, if you want to spend time in nature, be aware that ticks are likely to accompany you outside. In Ohio and elsewhere, the number of ticks is increasing, and tick-borne illnesses are becoming more prevalent. Twelve tick species, including two that are quite recent, may be found in Ohio. The American dog tick, the blacklegged tick (sometimes called the deer tick), … [Read more...] about There Is a Rise in Tick-Borne Diseases; Here’s How to Prevent It
Here’s How Hungry Humpback Whales Collaborate To Feed
Humpback whales have a whale-sized appetite, which should come as no surprise given that they are among of the biggest mammals on the world. In fact, whales consume up to 1,500,000 calories each day to fulfill their energy requirements, which is nearly the same as an adult person would consume in little more than two years. But, as wonderful as that truth is, the way … [Read more...] about Here’s How Hungry Humpback Whales Collaborate To Feed