The Journal of Analytical Chemistry reported that moss can be used to inexpensively detect pollutants in the air. An hour later, Donald Trump’s EPA made moss a controlled substance… An international team of geoscientists and paleontologists have discovered more evidence that Alaska acted as a “dinosaur superhighway” from Asia to North America in the […]Read More Real Recent Discoveries in… SCIENCE!
Forestry: I’m not sure which is more surprising: That they have a special branch of science for botanists who don’t have the ability to interact with other humans; or, that ALL botanists aren’t included in that group. Usually, when someone tells you that they have a degree in forestry, the next thing they say to […]Read More Sciences that Should be Gotten Rid of
Another animal essay that resides in my permanent collection. Best enjoyed with a wedge of Danish blue cheese and a dry Chablis: The Coniferous Amalgam of the Moray EelRead More Eels… All about them and their friends…
This is an older essay taken from a book I wrote and never published. Before you feel bad for me you should know that the reason it was never published was because I was trying to find a way to kill all the puppies in the world. I was pretty hardcore back then… The Polyphonic […]Read More Night Lizard
Need impromptu canapés? Just cut regular food into small unsatisfying portions and put toothpicks into them. During a long power outage, a flashlight can be invaluable in that it will give you and your family something to fight over. Club soda stains on your new white carpet? A little red wine will lift those stains […]Read More Life Hacks for Those Who’ve Given Up on Life
When you see a robin, you know that spring is on its way… just like when you see your grandmother grabbing her car keys, you know that a big car accident is about to happen. There are other ways of determining if spring is near: Use a calendar, ask a friend… I hear the internet […]Read More The Harbinger of Spring
A recent expedition, by the Natural History Museum of Vienna, Technical University of Vienna, and other contributing institutions, has discovered a new species of ant in Borneo. Normally, that news would have all the impact of three-minute disposable catheter commercial; but, these ants are special. They explode. Colobopsis explodens, when defending themselves or perhaps just […]Read More The Volatile Delectation of the Exploding Ant