A Massive Discovery

The far away celestial object may have major implications for the scientific community.
More than 13 billion lightyears away, a supermassive black hole is leading scientists to second guess their past “facts” on the matter.
January 25, 2021

Newly discovered supermassive black hole, named J0313-1806, was discovered 13 billion light years away, making it the most distant quasar to date. A quasar, as stated by Dictionary.com, is “one of over...

Ecosia: The Eco-Friendly Search Engine

Ecosia mixes environmental activism with technology to plant trees.
January 22, 2021

Ecosia is a search engine that donates 80% of their earnings to non-profit organizations that plant trees where needed most. It was founded in 2009 by Christian Kroll after he traveled around the world...

A Murder of Crows

Crows have been a symbol of darkness and death for centuries.
January 18, 2021

Crows have always been associated with ill omens and signs of death. They are up there on the list of creepy things, on par with the Grim Reaper, ghosts, and black cats. The reason for this dark reputation...

Palm Oil and Deforestation

The fruit from oil palm plants, used to extract palm oil.
Chances are you have heard of palm oil, a product used in a wide variety of applications, including daily household items. The problem with this is that it’s driving too much deforestation.
January 18, 2021

According to WWF UK, about 50% of packaged products found in supermarkets have palm oil. Even your daily products like toothpaste and shampoo have palm oil, and it’s also used to feed animals used for...

Siberia’s Permafrost

Siberia’s Permafrost
By taking a look at permafrost, we may be able to predict the everlasting effects of global warming.
December 19, 2020

According to Discover Magazine, “In 2016, meltwater seeped into the entrance tunnel of the Global Seed Vault, a subterranean facility in Arctic Norway nicknamed the Doomsday Vault.” Millions of the...

Rainy Days: Fab or Drab?

For some, the rain is great, while for others it's awful.
December 18, 2020

Rainy days in Arizona can be the best! Warm tea or hot cocoa, blankets, the smell of the rain! Whenever it rains in Arizona, everyone knows it. Even though most Arizonians love the rare treat of rain,...

Lions and Tigers and… Axolotls?

The axolotl.
Dogs and cats can be found in many homes nowadays, and it can be said they are the most common pets. However, there are many exotic pets that have been gaining more and more popularity throughout the years. Here are five exotic pets that have recently been gaining publicity.
December 14, 2020

Axolotls Also called the Mexican walking fish, these strange creatures are not, in fact, fish. They are amphibians that can grow up to a foot in length, however they tend to be closer to half a...

Mythical Misteltoe

Diagram of how mistletoe invades tree branches.
Mistletoe has been considered a symbol of love for many years, but why did the tradition of kissing under the mistletoe start?
December 13, 2020

Despite being a parasitic and often poisonous plant, the odd tradition of kissing under the mistletoe during the winter season still persists to this day. Eastern Europeans often considered the plant to...

How Christmas Lights Affect Migrating Birds

Try to help out migrating birds as best you can during the holiday season.
December 11, 2020

Lights do affect birds, including Christmas lights. The bright colored lights distract the migrating birds, which severely confuses their path of migration, leaving the migrating birds to suffer without...

A History of South Mountain

The natural beauty of South Mountain is breathtaking.
Arizona is full of scenic state parks and preserves. One example of these can even be found in the middle of Phoenix!
December 11, 2020

South Mountain is one of Arizona’s most popular parks, covering over 16,000 acres of land, and receiving more than a million visitors each year, according to The Arizona Republic. Trails and paths of...

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