Flash Flooding – August 4, 2021

Flash Flooding – August 4, 2021

A lot of rain and afternoon thunderstorms are typical of the summer monsoon season here in Colorado. Monsoon? In Colorado? When you hear the word monsoon, you probably think of the heavy rains in India during the summertime. While The North American monsoon is not as...
Produce from the Past – July 28, 2021

Produce from the Past – July 28, 2021

Here in the Northern Hemisphere during these hot summer days, a lot of us are eating delicious produce like watermelon, peaches and corn-on-the cob. These days, there’s lots of chatter about GMO concerns (genetically modified organisms), but every species that’s ever...
Flooding in Europe – July 21, 2021

Flooding in Europe – July 21, 2021

A few days ago, record rainfall caused rivers to burst their banks, leading to devastating floods in parts of western Europe. In the hardest hit parts of Germany, two months’ worth of rain fell in 24 hours, according to Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany’s meteorological...
Ethnobotany – July 14, 2021

Ethnobotany – July 14, 2021

Today’s Science Wednesday is a guest post from French anthropologist, Dr. Benjamin Pothier, with a focus on enthobotany. While anthropology is the scientific study of humanity, concerned with human behavior, human biology, cultures and societies, in both the present...
Fire & Ice – July 7, 2021

Fire & Ice – July 7, 2021

Located along the 40,000-kilometer-long mostly underwater Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is one of the most volcanically active places in the world: Iceland. The ridge is the meeting point of the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, and, as the two tectonic plates...
Extreme Heat – June 30, 2021

Extreme Heat – June 30, 2021

The Pacific Northwest of North America has been experiencing unprecedented heat these last few days. But “unprecedented” doesn’t even do it justice. Statistically speaking, this is shaping up to be a once in a 1000-year occurrence – and that’s in a normal...