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Annual Dog-day Cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)
Pen and Ink, 2019, Carl Christianssen
  • Sizing Up Significance

    January 14, 2020 by

    “I suck!” This is the conclusion which Bill Nye came to during his 2010 speech to the American Humanist Association in his acceptance of their annual Humanist of the Year Award. How did he arrive at this conclusion? He owed it to his relative size in the universe, as he said, “I’m insignificant. … I… Read more

  • Phantoms and Phospholipids

    December 31, 2019 by

    “Water is our very best friend, but at the same time it is our very worst enemy.” This is the conundrum I present my students with when learning about the importance of water for life on our planet. One of water’s fine qualities is its action as a solvent – the best one on the… Read more

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