Year - 2016 Blog

Bioluminescence Surprisingly Prolific

Bright Orange Bioluminescent Jellyfish

When you think of bioluminescence there may be a few images that come to mind. Glowworm caverns of New Zealand, or the Bioluminescent Bay of Puerto Rico, or depending on where you are in the country, lightning bugs. This phenomenon comes from living organisms of producing light from their bodies. The occurrence is found in fish as well, and according to a recent study in the journal PLOS ONE, it’s more widespread than previously understood.   

Brain "Rebuilds" Itself to Combat Schizophrenia

Cartoon rendition of the brain

Approximately 3.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with schizophrenia according to SARDAA (Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America), and while there currently is no medication capable of curing or reversing the onset of schizophrenia, a new study that recently appeared in Psychological Medicine  shows that the human brain has the ability to remodel itself in an attempt to overcome the condition. 

Iron of the Sky

Golden burial mask of King Tutankhamun

King Tutankhamun and the contents of his tomb have enthralled the world since its discovery in the 1920’s. Artifacts from the tomb and even his sarcophagus have toured the globe allowing the people of the world to share in this fascination.