Rocks and minerals are a source of many things we use in our daily lives. Cobalt, which is used to make lithium-ion batteries, is sourced from cobaltite, a rare mineral. Is there a difference between minerals and rocks? How are rocks formed and reformed?
The health of humans, animals, and plants are all related, though those three topics aren’t often discussed together. One Health aims to ensure optimal health of the environment, animals, and humans by addressing those groups collaboratively.
Zika virus is just one of many diseases spread by mosquitoes that you’ve probably heard of. But did you know that you can get pneumonia from birds? Psittacosis is a rare bird-borne bacterial illness that can cause serious systemic issues.
Fermentation has been used to make foods and drinks for thousands of years. This is despite the fact that the science behind the process was only recently discovered. Common fermented products include chocolate, coffee, soy sauce, and yogurt, among others.
Indiana Jones movies depict daily life as an archaeologist to be a dangerous adventure. But archaeological research today involves little fighting, a bit of finding treasures, and a lot of surveying and analysis.
You’ve probably noticed that some things float on water and others sink. This is due to the relative densities of the objects and the liquid they are immersed in. Density is defined as the mass per volume of a substance.
You’re likely familiar with the fact that a varied diet of fruits and vegetables is recommended for most people. But do you know what helpful compounds are unique to plants? Why is it important to eat a rainbow of foods?
Some people have a hard time with calculus, whereas for others it’s a breeze. Another topic that probably elicits feelings of fear is thermodynamics. But we have simplified basic thermodynamics for you!