Visiting the Field Museum (Featuring Maximo and Antarctic Dinosaurs)

Traveling to Chicago, IL for a day or weekend is usually a fun experience. On my most recent visit to the Field Museum in Chicago, I was met with an array of new prehistoric creature displays. Maximo and the Pterosaurs The most noticeable skeleton on display is seen when you first enter the building in the grand Stanley Field Hall. And it truly has some … Continue reading Visiting the Field Museum (Featuring Maximo and Antarctic Dinosaurs)

Fascinating Fungi: Fun Fungal Facts

Some scientists classify fungi as a division of kingdom Plantae, and some consider them an entirely separate kingdom simply referred to as kingdom Fungi. I will be using the kingdom Fungi classification. Members of the kingdom include mushrooms, molds, mildews, yeasts, slime molds, smuts, and rusts. Fungi are eukaryotic-celled decomposers which feed off the organic matter that they grow in. They reproduce sexually and/or nonsexually … Continue reading Fascinating Fungi: Fun Fungal Facts

The Subtle Software Use of AI: How It Endangers Creativity and Empowers Efficiency

AI-run software tools are becoming more and more popular. Along with this increasing interest and demand, a greater number of these AI tools are being developed and put to use. For example, a variety of photo editing software employ artificial intelligence in their “smart tools” to perform very specific functions. Just over a year ago, there was somewhat of a to-do over another photo-altering AI … Continue reading The Subtle Software Use of AI: How It Endangers Creativity and Empowers Efficiency

M-Dwarf Star Displays Superflare

Daily Facts for the Quick Reader   A superflare has been discovered on a priorly unknown M-dwarf star. The technical dubbing of the flare is “ASASSN-18di.” This was noticed by a group of astronomers headed by the Ohio State University’s Romy Rodriguez Martinez. Martinez along with the rest of her team have witnessed quite a few flares take place on other dwarf stars; some of them were … Continue reading M-Dwarf Star Displays Superflare

8 Spices and Herbs with Great Health Benefits

In a modern age where the medical professionals often prescribe some form of drugs for many ailments, some doctors and patients have begun re-exploring natural remedies. By “natural remedies,” we are referring to anything provided by Nature that is scientifically known to attack or ward off entities that could be hazardous to one’s health. There are many non-synthetic chemicals in various flora that have such … Continue reading 8 Spices and Herbs with Great Health Benefits

The Reason Your Aquatic Snails Are Reproducing and Multiplying So Fast

We keep removing dozens of aquatic snails every other week from the fish tank, and yet more show up in no time at all. Sound familiar? It does to me. That’s because we started out with buying just a few specimens of two different snail species in the attempt to add some “natural beauty” to our tanks. If you are considering getting some snails just to … Continue reading The Reason Your Aquatic Snails Are Reproducing and Multiplying So Fast