Many people know that fossil fuels are scarce and need to be conserved, but while there are plenty of alternative energy sources, no one is using them. The reason everyone loves fossil fuels is because of their high-energy density. Biological materials that come from the Carboniferous period were exposed to heat pressure for millions of … Continue reading Alternative Energy
Many of you probably know that mushrooms are not plants. Mushrooms are in fact a type of fungi; and rather than producing their food like plants, they absorb nutrients from dead organic matter. You can probably name a few types of mushrooms such as shiitake, portobello, oyster, cremini, etc. But did you know that there … Continue reading Mushyrooms
What would happen if you cut an apple in half; what if you cut that in half? How small could you get? If you were able to cut small enough, the smallest unit you could find would be an atom. Atoms are small electro-magnetic pieces of matter that make up our day to day world. … Continue reading The Atom
You know that weird rock on the dresser that your rock and mineral loving relative gave to you. The relative who gave you the gift told you it was igneous whatever that means, but other than that you have no idea what type of rock it is. (and you may not care!) Today I answer … Continue reading Igneous?
Last saturday at Southwestern Oregon Community Collage a very interesting lecture was given as a part of the geology lecture series hosted there. The lecture was given by Dr. Giora Proskurowski, of the University of Washington School of Oceanography. His lecture was titled “Plastic in the Global Oceans.” First thing he explained what plastic is … Continue reading Plastic in the Global Ocean