Connect with an Aquarium!

No aquarium, no tank in a marine land, however spacious it may be, can begin to duplicate the conditions of the sea. And no dolphin that inhabits one of those aquariums or one of those marine lands can be considered normal. ~ Jacques Yves Cousteau Aquariums entertain and educate us with beautiful exhibits of fish, […]

The Burmese Python Invades Florida’s Everglades

Florida has a problem. Not with politicians, too many sun-seeking tourists, part-time senior citizens residents, or vacationing college students. No, Florida has a problem with snakes. Burmese pythons to be exact. Florida, home of Walt Disney World, is accustomed to welcoming visitors from around the world. But, some visitors are more problematic. Burmese pythons, it […]

The Forms, Functions, and Complex Stories of Biomolecules

Living organisms depend on biomolecules, and their nature is as varied as the functions they perform. Most biomolecules are macromolecules, which often include repeating units. They include proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Living organisms are literally born from biomolecules, such as DNA, and we also rely on them to build tissue, obtain nutrients from […]

Honor the Elephant

A very unique, but not well-known September holiday is approaching. This special day is one that needs to be honored in a big, elephant-sized way. Why?  It is Elephant Appreciation Day, a celebration that takes place on September 22nd.  It is time to give tribute to these gentle giants, who can live up to seventy […]

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