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Baby Louie and a fire

What is the deal with California wildfires?

Oh, do I mean uncontrolled blazes spurred by wind and dry underbrush, traveling at up to fourteen miles an hour? That’s a four-minute mile. Usain Bolt would live. So would a cheetah. But the garden snails and I would be crispy critters.

Puppy Dog Eyes

Does your dog have big, soulful eyes? There’s a reason why!

Fireworks

How Fireworks Work!

Ever wondered how fireworks work? With chemical compounds, that’s how! Let’s look into why they glow in different colors.

Florida Beach Sunset

Book Recommendation : August Isle

Spending the summer with her mother’s old friend, twelve-year-old Miranda tries to uncover the mysteries behind her mother’s past and to understand why her mother seems so distant. But will she be brave enough to face the truth she might uncover?

The Quest for Blue

I love the color blue! It’s not found as often naturally as I’d like. Someone’s probably written a doctoral thesis on the topic, but it seems that evolution favors other colors.

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Book Recommendations Times Three

I may be breaking the rules by mentioning three books in one post, but why not have some fun and concentrate a post on reading!! Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth’s oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under

mice infrared vision

Mice with Infrared Vision…will humans be next?

Our world is full of beautiful colors, so it’s easy to forget that the spectrum of light visible to humans is a teeny sliver of what’s out there in the universe. But wouldn’t it be fantastic to see in the dark? Scientists have done that, with mice!

New Species of Tarantula

This is the world’s newest tarantula species! She was found in the forests of Malaysia. (Birupes simoroxigorum)New species are so amazing. To think that they may have been here all this time and we’ve only just found them? Even though my sister is cringing about a spider post, (she has one of those vacuum devices

Susan Berk Koch
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