Seaman’s haunting photographs capture the dark, tornado-rich clouds hovering open-mouthed over vulnerable farmland. Captivated by the fierce beauty of these supercell storms, my fight or flight response was pinging.
These pearly little gems tear our food into tiny bits, come in handy if we need to fend off an attack, and provide a little pocket change when we hide them under our pillow.
Like a contestant on American Idol, you must stand before a panel of forty-two judgey gods and perform.
We’re back at my home base, the Michigan State University Museum, and today we’re taking a closer look at cryptic coloration, better known as camouflage. Whether furry or feathered, scaly or shelled, herd dweller or loner, a wide range of animals use camouflage to grab or avoid becoming dinner. Following is a brief description of the various... Continue Reading →
Sporting a thick, sturdy ponytail, good old Velvet was made to withstand my exuberant hairstyling. No more creepy bald dolls. It was the perfect gift.
Land bridges temporarily formed between the continents and like a Midwestern retiree, species migrated in the hopes of finding warmer climes.
Xiphactinus cruised the Western Interior Seaway at speeds of up to 37 mph. He gobbled down whole unsuspecting fish, seabirds and other marine life, sometimes with fatal results.
The Paleozoic Era took place long before the great dinosaurs. Animal and plant life flourished and the mighty trilobite ruled the sea.