The Best Scuba and Snorkel Fins For Divers of All Abilities

Snorkeling and scuba diving are amazing vacation activities for all ages. Take a peek below the surface and learn more about the various forms of wildlife we rarely get to see. Before you go ahead and jump off the nearest boat, dock, or jetski, make sure you’re loaded up with the right equipment, specifically snorkel […]

Researchers give radar new abilities using optical data about meteors — ScienceDaily

It is thought that over 1,000 kilograms of so-called interplanetary dust falls to Earth every day. This dust is essentially an untold number of small faint meteors, discarded remnants of asteroids and comets that pass by the Earth. Two ways to study faint meteors are radar and optical observations, each with advantages and limitations. Astronomers […]

‘Great Adaptations’ unravels mysteries of amazing animal abilities

Great AdaptationsKenneth CataniaPrinceton Univ., $27.95 Neurobiologist Kenneth Catania’s passion for scrutinizing odd animal adaptations all started with a creature with a 22-point star on its face. Catania first saw a star-nosed mole (Condylura cristata) in a children’s book. Later as a 10-year-old, he found a dead one near a stream close to his home in […]