Category: Biology

Boreal Owl with squirrel

Beacons of Hope _Birds!

When I let Louie out this morning, the birds were singing.

I decided that sharing some of the wonder of birds with you was a perfect idea!

Baby Louie and a fire

What is the Deal with 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!

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.

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: 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

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