Tag Archives: Chemistry

Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

They are neither on fire, nor are they flies. They bear no correlation to lightning and they are simply not bugs. They are bioluminescent beetles, a species of winged insect. Yet we persist, none the less, in calling them fireflies … Continue reading

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Bananas

In mid-February 2012 my brother purchased a hand of bananas and brought it home. As was customary he set them out to slowly ripen. For whatever reason this did not occur as expected. He eventually gave up on them and … Continue reading

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BP Gulf Oil Spill 2010

Think of it as old Mother Nature with a bad case of diarrhea. It is just semi-digested vegetable matter released from deep within the bowels of the earth. For those unfamiliar with organic chemistry or the geology of petroleum I … Continue reading

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