Monthly Archives: April 2020

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Winged Wednesday – European Starling

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)Image from Wikimedia Commons Learn more about Starling behavior here.


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Coronavirus: A Solution?

As the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to escalate its course among the human population, many people are wondering if there is a cure or vaccine in sight. In particular, one company based in San Diego, called Inovio Pharmaceuticals, … Keep Reading


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How Plastic Really Tricks Sea Turtles

Nearly everybody has heard of the ongoing issue between sea turtles and plastic pollution. Sea turtles mistake the plastic bags for jellyfish, right? A new and very recent study has proven that this hypothesis may be incorrect. The study, led by … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – White Tiger

A White Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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Frog Friday – Panamanian Golden Frog

Panamanian Golden Frog (Atelopus zeteki)Image from Wikimedia Commons Read more about this endangered species here.


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Making Steps Towards the Use of Silver Ions in the Fight Against Superbugs

For centuries, researchers have known that silver ions possess antimicrobial properties. In the modern age, researchers are working to find ways to utilize these ions in the fight against superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. In the past, the antimicrobial … Keep Reading


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The Dancing Star

When Einstein first talked about General Relativity he talked about how it predicts that bound orbits of one object around another are not closed, as in Newtonian Gravity, but process forwards in the plane of motion. We first saw general … Keep Reading


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How COVID-19 Developed From Nature

As the coronavirus has taken over our lives, it has become a main topic of conversation. Many people have their own ideas about the virus and there are many conspiracies surrounding it. One of the common conspiracies surrounding COVID-19 is … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Road Killer

Roadside Hawk (Buteo magnirostris)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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The Villain of our Diet

Image from Wikimedia Commons The average American diet is among the most sugar-filled in the world. According to an article on grist.org, “Americans eat 31 percent more packaged food than fresh food, and they consume more packaged food per person … Keep Reading


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Tigers of the Wild

In the midst of our social isolation many of us have been drawn into the documentary “Tiger King.” It shows us a group of people who are working to keep tigers in captivity, but why? Sadly, the population of tigers … Keep Reading


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Mammal Monday – Guess What Day It Is!

Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus)Image from Wikimedia Commons Did you know? Until recently, the Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus bactrianus) was considered to be a domesticated form of the critically endangered Wild Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus ferus). Taxonomists now describe it as … Keep Reading


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Frog Friday – Save the Frogs

Morelet’s Treefrog (Agalychnis moreletii)Image from Wikimedia Commons Tomorrow is “Save The Frogs Day,” the world’s largest day of amphibian education and conservation action. The goal is to make the amphibian extinction crisis common knowledge. Many of the species that have … Keep Reading


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Concerning COVID-19

2,006,513 have tested positive. At least 128,886 have died. These are the worldwide statistics measuring those affected by coronavirus, and these numbers will likely have risen by the time you read this post. It’s not a hoax, it’s not an … Keep Reading


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Winged Wednesday – Administrative Assistant

Secretarybird (Sagittarius serpentarius)Image from Wikimedia Commons


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