Monthly Archives: March 2007

Of manatees and basketball

Unfortunately, a Science Sunday’s talk about manatees at the Florida Museum of Natural History faced stiff competition from NCAA basketball. Science Sunday pretty much lost. But a few hardy souls chose sea cows over basketball and the show went on. … Continue reading

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A science lesson that sticks with you

This is a good article about a science curriculum that spans several grades. It’s called Environmental Educaton through Technology. The program starts in kindergarten and sticks with the students throughout elementary school. Apparently, it extends to grades beyond that as … Continue reading

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Some like it hot, but more like it cold

An interesting study reveals that relatively colder areas away from the equator produce more species, but that there is a higher “turnover,” thus leaving more living diversity in the tropics. In other words, scientists are studying how evolution works, not … Continue reading

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Spider senses are tingling

Joe Meert over at Science, AntiScience and Geology feels a little paranoid about a Florida Junk Science Elimination Act. Joe digs into the background of the act and the people involved and concludes: In other words, these ‘junk science’ bills … Continue reading

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Two-pronged urchin extraction devices

Environmental/science reporter Kevin Lollar is filing some interesting/funny reports from out in the field. Well worth a moment of your reading time. TAVERNIER — Photographer Valerie Roche and I just want to say, “Phew!” Twice. First: We were able to … Continue reading

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Science Sundays

The Florida Museum of Natural History presents once-a-month presentations called Science Sundays. This month will feature a talk about manatees and April will feature cottonmouth venom.

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What Emma had to say

The Cambridge University Library recently made available online Charles Darwin’s wife’s diaries, offering a new look into the couple’s life. I browsed the diaries and found a lot of entries about baby weights and “visited so-n-so.” Several pages were scribbled … Continue reading

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Today in history

On March 13, 1925, a law went into effect in Tennessee prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. In 1781, the planet Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel. In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a … Continue reading

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