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Astrogerm

A species of bacteria, Tersicoccus phoenicis, has been discovered growing in NASA’s and the European Space Agency in French Guiana’s spacecraft clean rooms which are kept dry, routinely bleached and have almost no nutrients available for microbes to grow on. If these microbe can survive in an environment as harsh as a clean room they…


Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along

I like how the characters in this movie have some complexity to them. It was a fun film to watch.


Sky Lanterns and Floating Lanterns

In many countries such as Thailand there is a tradition of letting lanterns float away into the sky during the autumn. These sky lanterns used to symbolize war, but, today, they symbolize good luck and new beginnings. The western world has adapted this practice to a way to send love letters.  In Hawaii there is…


Orion Nebula

The Orion Nebula (cloud) lies about 1,350 light-years from earth in the sword of the hunter’s figure in the constellation Orion. It contains hundreds of very hot young stars. Radiation from these stars excite the gases in the nebula and cause it to glow.  I imagine that the stardust collecting in the stellar clouds’ gravity…


Giant Microbes

I just love these! Click Here To Go To Giant Microbes Site They have Tardigrades! They also have sea sparkle, red tide, copepods, and paramecium’s! Awesome! Happy Easter


Evolution

People used to think that the universe was neatly laid out by God exactly the way it was destined to be laid out. The stars were crystal spheres pushed around in the heavens by angels and everyone found it to be comforting to think of the universe as such an ordered place. However, all of…


Journey through Middle-earth, a Chrome Experiment

If you are a fan of “The Hobbit”, you should check out this Google Chrome Experiment. It is an interactive map that allows you to explore middle earth. Here’s a link to the Experiment for you to try it out: https://experiments.withgoogle.com/experiments All you have to do is click on the little 3-line-shaped icon at the…


The History of Pizza

According to the Michigan government website, pizza originated in Naples, Italy. The Italians had been cooking large pieces of flat bread on cooking stones for a long time. Later on, they used spices for flavoring, called the bread focaccia, and used it as an appetizer or snack. When the Europeans arrived in the new world,…


Bugs

I just love to learn about insects. I know that a lot of people think that they are gross, but I find them to be interesting and some of them, like the tortoise beetle are really cute! This is list that I created of some interesting insects that I found in the wild in Louisiana,…


Yoga Mudra

In Yoga class I learned that the exercises that we do are designed to exercise our inner organs and help us improve our functioning of and control over the circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems. While performing various Yoga poses we focus on the workings of our inner organs and systems and the energy flowing through…