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National Geographic Magazine - Luminous Life

More than four-fifths of Earth’s organisms known to make light live in the ocean. Their glowing existence has perks and pitfalls.

Source: National Geographic Magazine – NGM.com


The fate of the universe: heat death, Big Rip or cosmic consciousness?

Black holes will be all that remains before the universe enters heath death. But the story doesn’t end there… NASA/ESA/wikimedia

by Kevin Pimbblet

By piecing together an increasing number of clues, cosmologists are getting closer to understanding what the future and ultimate fate of the universe will be. 818 more words


Humankind and the hive mind- Our collective future?

The largest ant colony on planet Earth was found in Hokkaido Japan, in 2009. The estimated population of the colony was a whopping 306 million ants, all existing in total harmony and working towards the same goal: the continued survival of the colony. 1,493 more words


Axial Tilt, Latitude and Other Planet Details

It’s been a while since I did a worldbuilding post.  This one will be thin, because I just have a few points of data rather than anything particularly visual or interesting, but my friend… 640 more words


Jay Dee reblogged this on I Read Encyclopedias for Fun and commented:

I've already done posts about this before, but it's nice to see another point of view. And this one has some really nice maps!

There Are Actually Over 3 Trillion Trees on Earth

How many trees are there on Earth? It’s the ultimate estimation game, but a group of Yale researchers believe they have arrived at the most precise answer yet. 121 more words


Modelling the digestive system, the messy way

This is a great (messy!) activity for modelling the digestive system, that the students will love.

You will need per group (2-3 students):