Category Archives: educational

Sand in Your Food – Blog Pick of the Day -6-

Or, more literally, sand food. Click on the image for a much better view of this amazing herb from the Sonoran Desert (Pholisma sonorae). Side note: I made this blog choice without thinking what my last blog pick was & behold! … Continue reading

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Blog Pick of the Day -5- Through the Sandglass

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Did Anyone Say Mining Colony?

OK, I know the environment and gravity on this planet would make mining impossible, but oooh, I bet someone’s thinking about it.

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ScienceOnline2013 – What Interests Me

The ScienceOnline2013 meeting is coming up in January 2013 (beginning 30 Jan.). I’m not a confirmed registrant yet (I’ll know by the end of the week), but I feel like I’m already participating in the process. I’ve gone through the proposed … Continue reading

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Very Neato Book: Until Tuesday

It was a casual moment; my father’s wife had been to the used bookstore and saw this book with a golden retriever on the cover. Since I like stories about dogs, and especially golden retrievers, she thought I would like … Continue reading

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What Do You Know? It’s Important.

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Dragonfly Woman at the Hatchery

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You Got Me

  OK, first you give me a really awesome macro shot of a gorgeous blue-green beetle, and then you tell me it “can stick to surfaces underwater” using “a set of small bubbles trapped beneath its feet.” Bubbles and bugs? … Continue reading

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Vibrant Death Valley – NASA Image Defies Desert Definition

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She Sells Seashells: Paleontologist Mary Anning

I first saw this painting of Mary Anning in a 29 July Wooster Geologists blog post. According to post writer Mark Wilson, Mary Anning (1799–1847) — “one of the most famous paleontologists of the 19th Century” — is credited with having … Continue reading

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