Posts Categorized: Science, Earth & Stars

Pass On the Salt

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by Thomas J. Foxfrom Energy Times IN THE NORTHERN UNITED STATES, midwinter not only means snow, but some other white stuff—for instance, road salt, of which Americans use some 10 to 20 million tons each year. But for all the research that has been conducted… Read more »

The Wintry Woodpecker

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by Will Michael DURING THE WINTER MONTHS, the forest often seems barren and empty, but we can use the bare trees to our advantage. The lack of foliage allows for a window into the world of woodpeckers. by Will Michael     DURING THE WINTER… Read more »

Brown Beauty

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a CREATURE FEATURE by M.R. Corsopart 2 of 3 LEONARDO DA VINCI WAS ONCE ASKED to paint a picture of a fearsome monster for use in decorating a shield. The image he produced was allegedly so frightening that it was never used. It’s said that… Read more »

The Fading Gray Wolf

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a CREATURE FEATURE by M.R. Corsopart 1 of 3 THE WORD “WOLF” often conjures up some interesting images; Lon Chaney slinking through a swamp with huge sideburns, a cartoon predator dressed in an absurd sheep costume, CNN talk show hosts… And of course, the petrified… Read more »

The Fungus Among Us

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by Amanda Bloom WE’RE NARY A WEEK into the autumn season and the leaves are turning, the air is cooling and daylight is slowly shrinking.  Cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers are exploding from our gardens.  As we reap our cultivated harvests, there’s another “fruit” growing both… Read more »

Horned Worms Battle Braconid Wasps

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by Will Michael THERE’S NOTHING AS DELIGHTFUL as a fresh home-grown garden tomato in the summertime, but there’s nothing as shocking as discovering a horned worm covered with braconid wasp cocoons feeding in the plant! Watch the battle between wasp and worm inside! by Will… Read more »

Water Snake Hunts Frog

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by Will Michael Northern water snakes are common in lakes, ponds, and rivers throughout Connecticut. What they lack in venom is made up with six rows of hooked teeth that ensnare their prey. View live footage of their impressive jaws in action here! by Will… Read more »