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S.O.S. (Save Our Shells – and Skeletons)

We are the shelled creatures of the ocean, the oysters, mussels, clams, urchins and starfish. We require calcium carbonate in the form of aragonite and calcite to build our shells and skeletons, as do some species of zooplankton and phytoplankton, coralline algae and the coral reef building organisms. 1,174 more words


The Naked Egg Experiment

So while my oldest son was working on a lesson of acids and bases, I decided it was a great time to try an experiment I’ve been wanting to do for a long time now. 286 more words

6 Ways to Reduce Vegetable Scraps

A little while ago I made a  Post about what I’m still currently throwing away, one of them being food scraps. Compost just isn’t working out in this sweaty hot climate and living on the 9th floor of a building. 827 more words

Zero Waste

Calc. Carb may help keep tumor growth at bay by changing tumor's PH environment

Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis found a way to keep a cancerous tumor from growing by using nanoparticles of the main ingredient in common antacid tablets. 567 more words

TGI - Cancer

Calcium carbonate nanoparticles could stop tumors from spreading - via Futurity

Futurity highlights cancer research at Washington University that shows promise in stopping the spread of tumors through the use of calcium carbonate nanoparticles.

Source: http://www.futurity.org/calcium-carbonate-tumors-1100292-2/


Carbon and Carbonate

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach

I’ve spent a good chunk of my life around, on, and under the ocean. I worked seasonally for many years as a commercial fisherman off of the western coast of the US. 1,216 more words

Climate News

Study shows how calcium carbonate forms composites to make strong materials such as in shells and pearls

The results show that such clumps become incorporated via chemical interactions with atoms in the crystals, an unexpected mechanism based on previous understanding. By providing insight into the formation of natural minerals that are a composite of both soft and hard components, the work will help scientists develop new materials for a sustainable energy future, based on this principle.

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