Is space the future resting place of our garbage?

From plastic bags to old electronics and food waste, trash is beginning to accumulate in our landfills. Landfill This is leading many people to wonder, is it viable to send our trash into … [Read more...]

Meet the Ciliaphorans

Ciliophora is a phylum of single celled protists dwelling nearly anywhere there is water. The Ciliophorans have a macronucleus and at least one micronucleus. The micronuclei are diploid, with two … [Read more...]

Scientific Rewind

Over the past year many amazing scientific discoveries have taken place. We got a step closer to sending humans to mars with the discovery of water on the Red Planet. To go along with the discovery of … [Read more...]

Pink Sky At Night, Sailors Delight; Pink Sky In Morning, Sailors Warning

When I was a child I was told the saying "Pink sky at night, sailors delight; Pink sky in morning, sailors warning". This means that if there is pink sky at night there will be good weather tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Cookie in the Sky

Photo: Moon in the Sky — via Hdwallpapers As a young child full of imagination, I believed the moon was a giant chocolate chip cookie floating in the night sky (despite the moon's gray … [Read more...]

The Flat Earth

When I was little, I used to think the Earth was flat. I truly believed that if you kept walking in a straight line, you would eventually fall of the edge of the world. This may seem ridiculous now, … [Read more...]

How Long is a Year?

The answer to this question may seem obvious, right? 365 days. Everyone knows that. However, nature is often not so simple. Think about it; what are the odds that the day (which is made up of 24 hours … [Read more...]

The Science of Snowflakes

Since I was little, I loved snow. I would always wait for it to start snowing outside so i could start building my snowman with a carrot nose and rocks for eyes. The snowman would even have a little, … [Read more...]

Can you get the cold, by being cold?

The virus cell for the common coldRhinovirus (c) Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 As we begin winter, the days start getting shorter, we enter the season of festivities, and snow begins appearing on … [Read more...]

Movie Mistakes – The Martian

In my personal opinion, "The Martian" is notably one of the most intriguing science-fiction movies from 2015.  With a plot in which an astronaut becomes stranded on Mars and even ends up growing … [Read more...]