Tag: Hank

The Siberian Traps: A 250 Million Year Old Crime Scene

The Siberian Traps: A 250 Million Year Old Crime Scene

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 16, 2019

{♫Intro♫} The event that killed the dinosaurs might be the most famous mass extinction ever. And scientists are pretty sure they’ve identified the scene of the crime: a meteor crater in the Gulf of Mexico. But that event sixty-six million years ago is neither the only one in Earth’s history, nor the worst. Not by […]

Eco-friendly ETEE wraps: Do they work?

Eco-friendly ETEE wraps: Do they work?

By Micah Moen 0 Comment August 16, 2019

ONE TO REPLACE PLASTIC BAGS AND THE OTHER TO REPLACE PAPER THE OTHER TO REPLACE PAPER TOWEL. TOWEL. >>IT’S SNACK BAGS, SANDWICH>>IT’S SNACK BAGS, SANDWICH BAGS, QUART SLIDER BAGS, SLIDER BAGS, QUART SLIDER BAGS, SLIDER GALLON BAGS AND NONSLIDER GALLON GALLON BAGS AND NONSLIDER GALLON BAGS. BAGS. >>Hank: SARA IS LOCAL 4’S>>Hank: SARA IS LOCAL […]

7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

7 Things We Don’t Know About the Ocean

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 15, 2019

Humans have done a pretty good job of exploring the Earth thus far, climbing mountains and crossing continents and planting our flags all over the place in the name of science. But one part of the world that has remained pretty mysterious to us also happens to cover more than 70% of its surface: the […]

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

The Earth’s Internet: How Fungi Help Plants Communicate

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 13, 2019

The internet connects more than half of the world’s population through an invisible web of servers, computers, and devices. It has changed our lives in countless ways by allowing otherwise separated people to interact and by providing access to vast amounts of information. But humans aren’t the only organisms on the planet with an invisible […]

Why Can’t We Just Kill Off Invasive Species?

Why Can’t We Just Kill Off Invasive Species?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 11, 2019

[♪INTRO] Eradicating a species might sound like something that’s always bad. We put a lot of time and money into protecting life on Earth, not destroying it. But not all eradication plans target a species’ entire population — just the parts that end up in places we don’t want them to be. Invasive species can […]

The 10 Oldest Fossils, and What They Say About Evolution

The 10 Oldest Fossils, and What They Say About Evolution

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to point at a fossil and know that it’s the first, say, plant, or four-legged creature, or insect? But identifying the first anything in the fossil record is hard for a few reasons. First, the fossil record is patchy, because things only fossilize by chance, and we haven’t […]

What If We Killed All the Wasps?

What If We Killed All the Wasps?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 9, 2019

♪ Wasps seem to be best known for stinging people, ruining picnics, and generally being jerks. But believe it or not, our lives are actually a lot better because of them. Wasps are nuisance bugs, but they kill lots of other nuisance bugs and are important pollinators. And scientists even think that certain compounds in […]

8 Strange New Deep Sea Creatures

8 Strange New Deep Sea Creatures

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 8, 2019

Happy World Oceans Day! We’re celebrating Earth’s oceans this whole week, with a series of videos about … the oceans. Turns out they’re full of some pretty weird things, and there’s a lot going on down there that we still don’t understand. And the deepest oceans are among the least understood habitats on Earth, because […]

Bringing Back the Lost Tree of Eastern America

Bringing Back the Lost Tree of Eastern America

By Micah Moen 100 Comments August 7, 2019

[ ♪INTRO ] Picture a forest full of gigantic trees soaring 30 meters into the sky with five-meter wide trunks. You probably envisioned something like the giant sequoias and redwoods that grow on the western coast of the United States. But a little over a century ago, the east coast of America was also home […]

Amazing Ways to Live in the Desert!

Amazing Ways to Live in the Desert!

By Micah Moen 52 Comments August 7, 2019

I love living in a place where I get to enjoy rainy weather, because I love the smell of rain! And Squeaks likes jumping in puddles! But there are some places where there’s almost never any rain. They’re called deserts, and they’re the driest places on Earth! In deserts, there’s so little rain that sometimes […]