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Posts tagged minerals

February 24, 2014

 

Close-up of a brown grasshopper's face

Beetles, It’s What’s For Dinner!

While it's something of a taboo for folks in the U.S., eating insects instead of conventional meat might not be such a bad idea.

May 3, 2013

 

sandpaper on someone's lap

The Secrets Of Sandpaper

Is sandpaper really made out of sand?

September 7, 2011

 

Three girls looking at an ocean exhibit at a zoo

How Hydrothermal Vents Support Bacteria, Worms And Other Creatures

Ocean floors are mysterious places. Thought to be empty because of pressure, temperature & lack of light, they're amazing scientists with an array of organisms.

February 2, 2009

 

Black volcanic sand beach

The Geology of Sand

Most grains of sand originally started as part of a larger rock.

January 12, 2004

 

The Royal Jelly

According to legend, King Arthur gained the crown by pulling a sword from a rock. Queen honeybees have an equally enchanting way of ascending to the throne.

September 27, 2003

 

The Venus Fly Trap

Carnivorous plants still rely on photosynthesis as their main source of energy. However, because they grow in areas where the soil lacks essential nutrients, they use the insects they capture as a source of nitrogen and other minerals.

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