Thursday, August 3, 2017
Port A resident, ship captain and fishing guide Bobby Grumbles showed me around. Here are his recommendations for a perfect weekend at this laid-back Texas beach town.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
A new solar array design rolls up into a lightweight, compact cylinder, perfect for launching into space. NASA recently tested the design on the International Space Station for potential use on future spacecraft, including satellites.
Wherever people go, we take microorganisms with us. Read how NASA makes sure these tiny stowaways don't become a problem on the International Space Station.
Saturday, July 8, 2017
A pair of stories for Texas Climate News looking at global bleaching events and the effects on reefs around the world, especially the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Great Barrier Reef.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
People love to feed wild animals, everything from birds to sharks. This is seldom a good thing for the wildlife, and can be bad for people, too. Read about some of the reasons to step away from the chum.
When scientists publish about the discovery of a new species, or the rediscovery of one thought extinct, their most excited readers are sometimes poachers. An essay in Science argues that sometimes locations should be kept secret to protect plants and animals from collection and, possibly, even extinction. My take on this problem for Mental Floss.