Tag «science»

Road Salt Is Worse Than You Think!

Well the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful, but at the risk of sounding spiteful, salting roads ain’t rightful. That’s why this story I did write, full of alternatives that might pull us just that much further in our environmental fight, fool! You’re not a fool. That’s just, you know…I like …

How Much Plastic is in the Ocean?

[MUSIC] In January 1992, a cargo ship sailing from Hong Kong to Washington hit a storm, and twelve containers tumbled overboard, releasing a fleet of blue turtles, green frogs, red beavers, and yellow ducks. 28,800 animals, destined for bathtubs, now a lonely plastic navy, drifting in the Pacific Ocean. Then they started to float ashore. …

4 DEADLY Carnivorous Plants

Anna: They snap, they trap, they stick, and they suck. This is the bizarre world of carnivorous plants—leafy creatures that eat everything from insects, to crustaceans, to mammals. I’m Anna, and this is Gross Science. The vast majority of plants only require a few things to survive: sunlight, water, air, and mineral nutrients, which they …

Why Are Marine Mammals So Big?

Why Are Marine Mammals So Big?

[♪INTRO] The blue whale is the largest animal that’s ever existed, heavier than even the biggest of dinosaurs. But scientists have debated why whales are so huge for a long time. The prevailing idea is that if you live in water, buoyancy allows you to get bigger than if you lived on land. But it …

To See Gulls Anew

To See Gulls Anew

KRISTIE NELSON: A lot of people really like birds. Birdwatching is popular. Not a lot of people are big fans of gulls. They’re annoying to a lot of people, particularly because they’re really good at observing us and the food resources that are around humans. But when you stop and observe and pay attention, there’s …

What Are Coral Reefs And What’s Their Purpose?

Coral reefs are like the rainforests of the sea, and like those here on land, they’re being destroyed. But why should you care? Howdy friends under the sea, Trace here for DNews. When you picture coral you probably see it like THIS[a] right? But coral aren’t just colorful rocks. Tiny living things live in there. …