Gravity's Rainbow

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December 21, 2007
by sarcozona
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Grand Canyon

I went to the Grand Canyon for the first time the other day. It’s a little like seeing the ocean for the first time. It is so big that my (albeit already poor) depth perception was completely thrown off. Most … Continue reading

December 9, 2007
by sarcozona
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Walls of glass

Equisetum aren’t the only organisms that use silica in their cell walls. Algae in the phylum Chrysophyta (golden-brown algae) use it to make “seeds.” Golden-brown algae are often found in ponds and shallow lakes that freeze from top to bottom … Continue reading