Pointing At Science

A return to the American Dust Bowl?

Steve Pointing Jul 03, 2014

A persistent drought for over 3 years in the midwestern US has seen Oklahoma displaying worrisome signs that the panhandle region may be returning to a "dust bowl" scenario that will rival that of the infamous 1930's disaster.  Some media reports ... Read More

Smart Scorpions build their own sun deck

Steve Pointing Jul 03, 2014

An endearing piece of research reported at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting in the UK this week describes how scorpions from the Negev Desert (Israel) build their burrows to optimise temperature for different activities.  The clever ra... Read More