Life On Mars? The Curiosity rover found organic molecules on Mars. It’s not exactly “life on Mars” but it’s a good start: Organic compounds are the molecular building blocks of life on Earth. Scientists found the molecules in samples of mudstone in Gale crater, which—it is believed— was a lake billions of years ago. The mudstone contains special clays which […]
Topsoil comes in many different forms, from nutrient-rich dirt to desert sand.
Even if you don't have a big bowl of fruit sitting out in your kitchen, fruit flies can still thrive. Here's what you can do to get rid of them.
Earthworms may be good for your garden, but they can be harmful to other habitats.
Rain forests are full of abundant vegetation and life. So, why does the soil change when the trees are cut down?
For many scientists, a species’ success is measured by sheer numbers. In that case, the most successful species known to man is a type of bacterium known as S-A-R-11, or SAR-11 for short. Scientists estimate that there are two-hundred and forty times a billion billion billion SAR11 cells floating around in the oceans. Now that […]
The ultraviolet light is supposed to attract mosquitoes against an electrified grid, which then zaps them. Well, it’s true that plenty of mosquitoes are attracted into your backyard by the light, but once the mosquitoes catch a whiff of you, they ignore the light completely.