Category Archives: Science

New volcanic region discovered

A newly discovered volcanic region in Antarctica has shocked scientists. The idea to study the area came from a third-year student.

Some assert it’s the largest volcanic region on the planet as a survey showed 91 new volcanoes below ice which adds to 47 peaks above previously identified in Antarctica.  Continue reading

This season of Horned Toad

Oklahoma’s scorching summer temperatures cause some wildlife to retreat, but species like the Texas Horned Lizard or Horned Toad enjoy soaking in the sun’s rays.

“Summer is the best season to watch for reptiles; they often bask in open, highly visible, areas to warm their body temperature,” said Jena Donnell, information specialist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Wildlife Diversity Program. “And these lizards are one of our state’s most popular reptiles.”  Continue reading

Arecibo detects radio from red dwarf

Arecibo Observatory while studying red dwarf stars recently detected odd radio signals

Strange radio signals have been spotted coming from the vicinity of a nearby star—but don’t get your hopes up that aliens are responsible.

On May 12, the 1,000-foot-wide (305 meters) Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico detected “some very peculiar signals” apparently emanating from Ross 128, a red dwarf star that lies just 11 light-years from Earth.    Continue reading

Universal coverage means less care

The reported success of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or ObamaCare) is based on enrollment. Millions more have “coverage.” Similarly, the predicted disasters from repeal have to do with loss of coverage. Tens of thousands of deaths will allegedly follow.

Where are the statistics about the number of heart operations done on babies born with birth defects, the latest poster children? How about the number of babies saved by this surgery, and the number allowed to die without an attempt at surgery — before and after ACA?   Continue reading

Historic Killer Whale birth success

SeaWorld reported Friday the Killer Whale Takara and her new calf are successfully bonding, as the baby has begun nursing.  Takara, the 25-year-old matriarch of the orca pod at SeaWorld San Antonio, gave birth to the calf at 2:33 p.m. Central Time, April 19, 2017.

A team of veterinarians and animal care specialists were on hand for the historic birth and continue to monitor Takara and her calf 24-hours-a-day to help ensure a successful start.  Continue reading