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Why is the Sky Blue? Or Better Yet, Why is the Ocean Blue?

31 Jan 2020

The sky is blue due to a phenomenon called Raleigh scattering. This scattering refers to the scattering of electromagnetic radiation (of which light is a form) by particles of a much smaller...

I am looking into buying a product to kill dandelions. Is Wilson Weedout safe?

10 Jul 2019

Wilson Weedout contains 4-chloro indole acetic acid as an active ingredient which really is quite effective against broad-leaved weeds. It is a naturally occurring plant hormone that triggers the...

Lead Bullets Can Harm in More Ways Than One

10 May 2019

It’s probably not news to anyone reading this that lead exposure is dangerous, but when most of us think of routes to lead exposure we think of leaded gasoline, paints, drinking water or pencils ...

Under The Microscope: Pollen

11 Mar 2019

Grains of pollen actually produce the male gametes (sperm cells) of flowering plants. They become dehydrated to better allow themselves to be carried on by wind, water and animals to other plants...

Did You Know: A border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would cause mass ecological damage?

17 Jan 2019

President Donald Trump wants to “build a wall” between the U.S. and Mexico that, depending on your political allegiances, will either keep out dangerous undocumented immigrants or will serve little...

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