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  • Chromosome Evolution in Plants

    Chromosome Evolution in Plants

    Accidents happen all the time and sometimes living cells fail to divide properly. During cell division the genetic material that was supposed to be distributed equally between two cells may all stay in one of the cells. If this happens in body cells a cancerous tumor may develop or the cell may die. If it happens in an embryo at the very early stages of development at rare occasions these individuals may survive to maturity and may even reproduce to […]

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  • Rosie – Hummingbird Nest Cam – Live from La Verne, CA

    Rosie – Hummingbird Nest Cam – Live from La Verne, CA

    2016-2017 breeding season has started! IF YOU SEE a BLACK SCREEN please WAIT until SUNRISE in CALIFORNIA! Rosie is sleeping 🙂 Welcome to the busy and productive nest of the hummingbird called Rosie from La Verne, southern California located on a branch of a fig tree. Allen’s hummingbirds on average have their breeding season between February and July. Studies done on ringed hummingbirds have shown that they can live up to 12 years. According to Karl Schuchmann, an ornithologist at […]

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  • Chasing Ice (2012)

    Chasing Ice (2012)

    The footage featured above is an excerpt from the documentary “Chasing Ice”. It is so incredibly impressive that it had to be posted by itself. For the first time a glacier calving event of this massive scale is recorded by the filmmakers. On May 28, 2008, Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. The calving event lasted for 75 minutes and the glacier retreated a full mile across a calving […]

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  • Acid Oceans – Science Bulletins – AMNH

    Acid Oceans – Science Bulletins – AMNH

    Since the beginning of the industrial revolution a quarter of the carbon that has been released into the atmosphere was absorbed by the oceans. As a result the acidity of the oceans has increased by %30. Increasing acidity makes it corrosive dissolving the calcium shells of marine organisms. Ocean acidification will affect fisheries by disrupting the very base of the food-webs. Sea urchins, hermit crabs, lobsters, coral polyp prefer ocean water with a pH of about 8.2 in order to […]

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