Earth Day Experimentation

April 22nd marks the 50th annual Earth Day! Around 20 million people celebrated the first Earth Day in 1970 by organizing rallies and peaceful protests to educate Americans about the environmental concerns of the times. Today, Earth Day has evolved…

Five citizen science apps to try for Citizen Science Month

We may not be able to be in the laboratory right now, but we can still think like scientists!  Right now, there are a multitude of science projects that we can participate in via the internet  These projects are part…

Mutant Plants to the Rescue!

Bioremediation is a management tool that addresses environmental pollution. In bioremediation organisms remove or neutralize pollutants from a contaminated site. Often these organisms are already present at the site.  For example a group of scientists from Rutgers University discovered a…