Archive for February, 2015

The shark lady

I have to say that until today, I’d never heard of the shark lady. When I first this article, I actually was reminded of Dr. Sylvia Earle, another woman oceanographer.

The article is entitled “Eugene Clark, a.k.a. Shark Lady, dies at 92” over at GrindTV  by David Strege. The sharks have definitely lost a friend.

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Green Librarian

Who made these rings?

This takes me back to the days when rings would mysteriously appear in  corn fields. This in turn would lead to talk about aliens or other life forms as the source of who made the rings. I seem to recall that they usually just ended up as some sort of prank by humans.

Anyway, in this story, the rings about 492 million year old and probably weren’t made by humans.  The article is entitled “What on Earth Made These Perfect Fossil Rings?” by Jennifer Frazer over at the Artful Amoeba blog courtesy of the Scientific American website.

Check it out, there’s even a contest to come up with the “best natural explanation”.

Woo Hoo!

 

Green Librarian

Wolves

I was down at the library the other day returning the book I just finished, Learning to Walk in the Dark by Barbara Brown Taylor (an excellent book on the topic of the dark by the way) when I came across a book that just spoke to me, A Wolf Called Romeo by Nick Jans. Like the aforementioned book, this feels like an easy read. I’ll keep you posted.

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Green Librarian

I’m dreaming of a white…

So here in the midwest we finally got some of the white stuff this week but out west they recently got something brown like mud and milky. It’s still unclear as to what exactly it is or where it came from.

The article is entitled “It’s Raining Milk! Odd Weather Puzzles Scientist” by Laura Geggel at LiveScience. I have to say that with all the odd weather that keeps happening around here, it’s a topic that will continue to be on everyone’s mind.

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Green Librarian

A thin bridge of sand and rock

As much as I’m afraid of spiders, I still find them fascinating. I also thought that this article about them gives us a good example of just how fragile  ecosystems can be.  Just a thin bridge of sand and rock is what connects these two countries.

Check out the article “Critically Endangered Tarantula Links India and Sri Lanka” by John R. Platt over at the Extinction Countdown blog from Scientific American.

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Green Librarian

Star light, star bright…

To me stars are simply amazing. My fondest memories of them are up at our family cabin in the north woods. When you look up in the sky, it just looks so crowded.

While it’s not the same here in the Missouri, it does seems that lately that the view has been good.So when I came across this article, “New Data Shows Stars are Younger than Previously Thought” over at the Environmental News Network, I thought wow!

Sleep tight!

 

Green Librarian

The microbes have it

Who knew that when I’m ride the local metrolink here in St. Louis that along with all the passengers sitting around me that there are many more that I can’t see.

According to this article over at LiveScience, “The Microbes That Ride the NYC subway With You” by Megan Gannon. Sounds like a really gross  citizen science project.

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Green Librarian