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- The Jellyfish Bloom: A Crisis for Our Oceans?
Jellyfish blooms are becoming increasingly more frequent. Find out what is causing these changes as well as possible approaches that might offset these increases.
- Are We Playing Chicken? The Journey of Chicken to Our Plates
Agriculture in the twentieth century changed from small farm operations to huge conglomerates, and has radically changed the culture. Is it at the expense of human health?
- Melatonin: The Information You Need to Know
Insufficient sleep plagues over half the global population and 76 percent of Americans have difficulties getting the Zs they need. A hormone named melatonin might factor in as a remedy no matter what your problem. Let’s look at what’s involved with sleep and the key problems with disturbed sleep.
- A Bulldozer of a Fish: the Humphead Parrotfish
The humphead (also called bumphead) parrotfish is a fascinating character. He will whack his head against another, eat coral as if it’s a watermelon wedge, build reefs and even help to keep the oceans healthy.
- What Happens When Fear Happens?
When a person feels fearful, there is a reaction within the brain. Learn more about the science behind fear.
- Why Should We Care about Plankton?
Although many are invisible to the naked eye, plankton helps you to breathe and is important to the food chain. A billion of these tiny creatures drift in the sea and regrow as many of themselves every day. Learn more about these tiny plants that fill the seas.
- Studs Terkel: The Man and His Fascination with Working
Do you want the honest truth about a job you are considering? The unvarnished reality about your day-to-day calling? One man, Studs Terkel, accomplished this entire groundwork storehouse of knowledge.
- Tin Cans, Safety Pins and Bullets: The Progress of Inventions
What do a tin can, a safety pin and weapon ammunition would have in common? Similar to the “ Six degrees of separation" theory, there is a linear path of commonality between these three disparate objects. Learn the history behind some simple yet significant inventions.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau Diving Deeper
He has been called a man-fish. Pioneer in oceanic adventure, Jacques Cousteau was an inventor, a filmmaker, a traveler and a lover of the deep dark blue sea. Learn about his life and his life’s work.
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