Category Archives: Science & Philosophy

The Shrinking Styrofoam Cup

Image1: Foam cup attached to ROV How much impact could a small Styrofoam cup have? For many people, when styrofoam and the ocean are associated with each other it is through images of plastic pollution littering beaches and the water. … Continue reading

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Vampire Squid from Hell

“Current-borne, eternally drifting, driven by the gross might of the ocean, Vampyroteuthis infernalis lingers in the bathyal abyss. The light never illuminating, the dark ever encompassing. Borne, flung, tugged from anywhere, to nowhere, for in the deep sea there is … Continue reading

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First Research Fellowship

It has been a long time coming. Nine years of college from 2009 – 2018. I have many mixed emotions about it. Excited to be done. Fearful of debt. Ready to take the next step. Reluctant to move away. Most … Continue reading

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Science & Philosophy

One of the greatest classic philosophers, Aristotle, was also one of the first naturalists. He even has the Urchin tooth structure named after him, literally called Aristotle’s Lantern. How did science and philosophy become divorced in this modern age? How … Continue reading

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