Mature Writer Discusses “Blow” and Poop

Image from here. Blown Away: Measuring Hormones from Whale Blow at Sea “'For the first time, we don’t have to wait around for these whales to poop,' said Dr. Scott Kraus, vice president and senior science advisor at the Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life at the New England Aquarium." [Emphasis added] That right there... Continue Reading →

Sink Your Teeth Into This Crazy Squid Protein

Photo from New Scientist Squid could provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastics On a scale of 1 to misleading headlines, this baby is up there. No, we won't soon be replacing Dasani bottles with liquid-filled squid (though I'm imagining vending machines stocked with them and models in bus advertisements drinking from them and that would... Continue Reading →

I Like Turtles 2: Endangered Boogaloo

Sea Turtle Populations Soared by 980% After Legal Protections: Report The Endangered Species Act is bad ass. It's not hyperbole to call it the most important piece of conservation legislation in the US. Species of animals and plants put on its accompanying Endangered Species List are offered high-level legal protections and become the subjects of... Continue Reading →

What Do You Feed Your PET Bacteria?

Read: This "Mutant [Bacteria] Enzyme" Breaks Down Plastic If you're hip to environmental news, you've probably already heard about the bacteria that breaks down PET (the plastic in plastic bottles and a bunch of other stuff). Scientists even improved the enzyme responsible! I was stoked to come across this news initially, but like a lot of... Continue Reading →

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