Has there ever been a chemical element more menacing than sulfur? This shape shifting substance can spark an explosion, brew a poison gas and concoct smells so horrible to send any nose fleeing. Yet without sulfur there is no life. … Continue reading Sulfur -The Devil’s Gold
Before LED strips lit up the bedrooms of kids around the globe, the world was dazzled by another glowing multi-colored display. Neon lights of all shapes and sizes were popular in the 20th century to create signs to advertise products and … Continue reading Neon
It is very likely that at the next birthday party you attend you will find yourself surrounded by the chemical element helium. Count yourself lucky as helium, the gas that keeps those birthday balloons floating in midair, is quite rare … Continue reading Helium -The Great Escape Artist
At over four metres (almost 14 feet) long and weighing around 770 kilograms (1700 pounds), Mahone, the great white shark, might seem out of place in the waters off Nova Scotia. But shark sightings are becoming a more common occurrence … Continue reading Shifting Sharks?
Considered the largest living organism ever found the ‘humongous fungus,’ covers nearly 1,000 hectares. Found in Malheur National Forest in Oregon the fungus Armillaria, or honey mushroom is also thought to be 8,650 years old. If smelling like rotting flesh and … Continue reading Weird Nature
You are enjoying dessert and as you bring a heaping spoonful of ice cream to your mouth your tongue becomes frozen to the silver spoon. Surprisingly your brief entrapment has as much to do with heat as it does with … Continue reading Heat Freeze