Not so fishy business.

The cognitive abilities of fish seem to be very underestimated. We often do not see fish in the same light as we see other mammals, or birds. This strange outlook has always puzzled me.  Maybe part of the story is that the life of fish is very elusive to us. Most people do not diveContinue reading “Not so fishy business.”

Birds of the Salt Marsh in Brooklyn

Marine Salt Marsh is the largest park in Brooklyn. The Marsh has a unique combination of wetlands and grasslands, an ideal habitat for many species of birds. As you walk the path near the water, the vast grassland stretches for several acres. The entire area is about 800 acres. Multiple small birds find their homeContinue reading “Birds of the Salt Marsh in Brooklyn”

The Queens of Carbon lives on.

In College, I wanted to be a Chemist, more precisely an Organic Chemist. I was fascinated by the abilities of Carbon to generate different forms and shapes. Versatility of this simple element was the basis of our existence. Carbon was life.  As early as elementary school, I learned that diamond is one of the hardestContinue reading “The Queens of Carbon lives on.”

Human senses and their tricks.

We don’t appreciate the value of our senses until something goes wrong with one of them. I have been wearing glasses since I was a teenager, and with time they became a part of my identity. However, many vision issues are not only a nuisance, but also determine a version of our own reality. IContinue reading “Human senses and their tricks.”