Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Methane Sources

Methane comes from the stomach of the cow. The bacteria that the stomach contains to process their food/cud creates methane gas.

Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole is an institution dedicated to the study of science. MBL offers courses in many different fields, including biomedicine, ecology, and of course biology. Students may do undergraduate studies, graduate studies, research, and/or summer courses. It is primarily a learning and teaching atmosphere, but there is a visitors center designed similar to a museum in which people of all ages can learn about science and the research MBL is conducting.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is a theory about chaos. It explains that one small action can affect things on a much larger scale elsewhere. This has been put in terms of science for things like weather predictions, as Lorenz originally intended it. It can also be applied to psychology and how an action or what a person says can greatly affect another person’s mood and behavior. The basic idea is simply that the tiniest action can cause great effects, both positive and negative.