Scientific Names

Erodium cicutarium. Haliaeetus leucocephalus. Canis lupus familiaris

Why do scientists insist on using such strange, complicated names for things? There are actually some very good reasons.

Geology in the City

What if you live in a big city, with no road cuts or rock outcrops nearby? Are you out of luck for finding rocks to study? No! Many of the buildings in most cities have decorative stonework covering their outer walls and their lobbies. You won't be able to collect specimens, but you can collect some marvelous photographs.

Fact checking GMOs

This is not an article about the pros and cons of genetically modified organisms. I am not arguing for them or against them. Instead, the goal of this article is to help you learn some of the basic science involved, to make it easier for you to fact check articles on this topic.