I couldn’t resist (you know my penchant for bubbles). “Five organisms find home in sea foam,” by Chris Drudge. I also like the way their post cares about your time — listing the number of words and about how long it will take the average reader to read it (600 words, ~3 min.).
Just about this time last year I created a video about my hike to/by/near Lake Isabelle in Colorado. Beautiful. Enjoy this video replay.
The header for this blog is a closeup of Diet Coke bubbles. Nothing like having a digital camera handy when you’re
bored feeling creative and curious.
Now here’s something even neater: Have a look this work by Linda Biba via Bored Panda.
So begins a 5 May 2016 Science News article by Susan Milius highlighting a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) article by Timothy J. Brodribb and colleagues titled, “Revealing catastrophic failure of leaf networks under stress.” The PNAS article’s summary begins, “The intricate patterns of veins that adorn the leaves of land plants are among the most important networks in biology. Water flows in these leaf irrigation networks under tension and is vulnerable to embolism-forming cavitations, which cut off water supply, ultimately causing leaf death.” The study notes, “Drying soil leads to an increase in water tension, exposing plants to the problem of breakage of the water column, causing embolisms that cut off water supply, leading to tissue death during drought.”