Science Lion Byte: Vaping Illness Outbreak Update – Nov. 21, 2019

Please refer to our previous publication for a comprehensive background of the vaping illness outbreak in the United States. Here is a summary of the latest vaping-related lung illness data released by the CDC, as of November 21, 2019 at 1pm EST: The number of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) cases... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Fuel: Botflies hijack mosquitoes to lay maggots under your skin.

I wish today's creature and the title was a bad joke. Unfortunately this is no joke- The Human Botfly (Dermatobia hominis) slaps eggs onto a mosquito, when that mosquito bites you, those eggs are implanted under your skin. Over the next 5-12 weeks, a maggot grows under your skin causing painful leaking pustules until it... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Pineapples: Science Lion Media Feature Post

Hello again everyone!The pineapple craze continues! As you may remember, I wrote 'Patience is a Virtue When Growing Pineapples', detailing my fun journey of growing my very first pineapple, from a crown - oh yeah, and if you haven't attempted our "Can you find the lizard on the pineapple plant" task, you really should give... Continue Reading →

Parting with Honeybees is Such Sweet Sorrow

Traditionally speaking, when we hear about honeybees, we think about insects that sting. We also think about pollination and of course by proxy, honey. These associations may only be fleetingly considered, but when you take a moment to really think about how significant the act of pollination actually is, you realize these little critters are... Continue Reading →

Smoking or Vaping, There’s No Escaping – UPDATED

Traditional smoking of cigarettes has become less appealing to the public over time, and there is still a significant segment of society that partakes in this activity. Some willingly view this activity as an outlet for stress relief, while others have acknowledged their addiction and are open to quitting their habit with an implemented program.... Continue Reading →

Nightmare Fuel: The Bobbit Worm

Lurking in the watery depths lies a worm spun from pure nightmare fuel- the Bobbit worm. https://vimeo.com/73997797Filmed by Khaled Sultani- Check out their other videos! Eunice aphroditois Mrs. Scary-Face is a predator who feeds on anything she can catch, using her long sensory antennae to determine when prey is nearby. The jaws are held back... Continue Reading →

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