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Beaver Misconceptions – Beaver Lodges

Beaver Misconceptions – Beaver Lodges

The Chickakoo nature area is a wonderful place for wetland ecology studies. Great place for trail running too! The last time I was out for a run, I noticed that the beaver residents had added significantly to their lodge. That reminded me of a presentation I was in recently, where the presenter said “like beavers living in their dams“… now perhaps they just misspoke, but it wasn’t the first time I heard this error. Beavers don’t live in dams, they…

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New ScienceMan Digital Lesson – Force of Friction

New ScienceMan Digital Lesson – Force of Friction

Hello everyone – long time, no chat! Sorry of the long absence, ScienceMan has been pretty busy. But recently I found a bit of time to create a video about the force of friction. This video has a bit of a twist though, I’ve also got a short product review of Kahtoola Nanospikes. A great product if you want to run safely on slippery winter surfaces. Here’s the video, I hope you like it! Speaking of training, the reason I’m…

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Are Gas Ranges a Potential Carbon Monoxide Danger?

Are Gas Ranges a Potential Carbon Monoxide Danger?

Most of us have carbon monoxide detectors in our homes, but don’t give them a second thought. That was the case for me as well, at least until yesterday. While hacking away at the computer, I was startled by a repeating series of deafening beeps – once my slow brain figured out that it was not the smoke detector, I noticed that display on the CO detector was flashing with a reading of 357 ppm. It turns out the flashing…

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Scientific Explorer Series on the Sun

Scientific Explorer Series on the Sun

A stunning series on the Sun from Scientific Explorer has recently been published – this is an 8-part gem you really need to read. Here are the links to every excellent entry in the series: The Sun Part 1: Evidence of A Violent Star The Sun Part 2: From Gas Cloud To Nuclear Fusion The Sun Part 3: The Sun Is Full Of Plasma The Sun Part 4: Helium Eventually Seals The Sun’s Fate The Sun Part 5: How The Inner Layers…

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