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What do I know about the Roadrunner that I did not know yesterday?  Quite a bit … as seen in these photos this bird has a bare patch of skin behind each eye. 365 more words

Natural Phenomena

Amazing Nature Almanac - WIF Science

Strange and Beautiful

Natural Phenomena

Nature is amazing. There is no doubt about that. People have marveled at nature’s beauty since they came into existence. Not knowing what was happening, these people of old came up with some truly magnificent stories, trying to give a sense to the world around them. 2,409 more words


Yes, you can freeze light.

All you need is a Bose–Einstein condensate and a whole lot of physics know-how. In 2001, Lene Hau, a Professor of Physics at Harvard, was the first person to stop light. 105 more words


The Zipf Effect

Imagine everything that you do is in alignment with one rule. Crazy, right? There’s no way that you, an unpredictable human being could be so… predictable? 395 more words


Hello, 2017!

You guys, where did 2016 go? And where have I been lately? I know, I know, sorry I’ve been MIA for a while now.  It’s not that I haven’t been writing it’s just that I’ve been trying to crank out 50 articles for… 716 more words

Hazard vs Disaster: The principle behind disaster management

Disaster Management 101 requires us to understand the difference between a hazard and a disaster. The difference is minute, but speaks volumes about human involvement in natural phenomena… 538 more words


Book review: The Stranded Whale - by Jane Yolen

Book: The Stranded Whale
Author: Jane Yolen
Illustrator: Melanie Cataldo
Publisher: Candlewick
Date: July 15, 2015
Genre: picture book for ages 5-9
Pages: 32
Price: hardcover $13.98
My Rating: a gently-told story that brings awareness… 197 more words
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