A hospital in DeLand Florida is one of three hospitals in Florida testing an anti-venom for treat coral snake bites, a venom that is desperately needed by the few unlucky folks to be bitten by this otherwise very nice little snake.
The last minute of June this year, Tuesday June 30th, will be an odd one. It will consist of 61 seconds due to the occasional insertion of what’s called a leap second.
I’m seeing a lot of websites that try to explain why we use leap seconds. This is often described as necessary because the earth is slowing down. A slower rotation of the earth means a longer day which means we have to add time, right?
A modern examination of an exquisitely preserved ichthyosaur unveils enlarged areas of its brain revealing it to be a potentially adept hunter.
Ichthyosaurs may sound like they were dinosaurs but they were in fact marine reptiles, just like their cousins the plesiosaurs and the now famous mosasaurs (from Jurassic World). They had scaly skin and big eyes like most dinos but they were fully adapted for life in water (except for the water breathing part).
A new theory shows that Jupiter may have briefly visited our inner solar system, decimating what was there and setting the stage for the formation of the inner rocky planets that we know and love.