Invasion of the (Insect) Cyborgs!

Invasion of the (Insect) Cyborgs!

Though our technology grows more and more advanced, it still has a hard time measuring up to evolution. Not even the most skilled robots can respond to dynamic situations with the ease that the simplest of lifeforms can. Miniaturization provides even more complications for robotics. That’s why, if you want a small and adaptive robot, it may be easier to stand on the shoulders of nature. Scientists have been doing just that: Transforming insects into remote-controlled cyborgs.

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Dinosaurs: Pachyrhinosaurus

Your Friendly Neighborhood Dinosaurs: Pachyrhinosaurus

It’d be hard to miss the Bruce Museum’s resident dinosaurs. They stand overlooking our main entrance and have welcomed visitors for the last fifteen years. Today, I’m going to tell you a little about the history of these majestic beasts, both at the museum and 70 million years ago when they still roamed the floodplains of North America.

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Vanishing Icons of Climate Change

Vanishing Icons of Climate Change

The days of the most iconic tree in the American Southwest may be numbered. 

Joshua trees are found almost exclusively in the Mojave Desert between 1,300 – 5,900 feet in elevation. They can only thrive under certain conditions, and those conditions are being threatened by climate change. Nowhere can this be seen more clearly than in Joshua Tree National Park, a 1234 square mile patch of protected desert in California where their namesake is being threatened.

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