2023, 09 September

Superbly Created

Superbly Created

Male Superb Fairywren. Photo © Andrew Allen|CC-BY-4.0. In the brush, a male Superb Fairywren sat fluffing his feathers, occasionally pausing to chatter his sweet, rollicking song. His actions were...

Packrat Treasures

Packrat Treasures

Bushy-tailed woodrat. Photo © Melani Wright|Dreamstime.com. So often when people hear the word “rat,” they shudder and think of the big black rats in the city that run in alleyways or gutters. But...

In Our Skies, September 2023: Annular Solar Eclipse

In Our Skies, September 2023: Annular Solar Eclipse

You’ve probably noticed that the Moon appears larger when it lies just above the horizon. This is just an optical illusion. However, the Moon actually does vary in its distance from Earth because...

Measuring the Universe—How Astronomers Try

Measuring the Universe—How Astronomers Try

Stellar parallax diagram. The claims that modern-day astronomers make about the size of the universe seem almost unbelievable. To better understand the tremendous distances they’re describing, we...

Learn About Straight-line Light

Learn About Straight-line Light

When I was a boy, I enjoyed making tents. I liked to use covers to make cozy tents with rooms and doorways. So if you enjoy making tents too, you will enjoy this activity. I will give you an...

Caption This Penguin

Caption This Penguin

King Penguin. Photo © Ben Goode|Dreamstime.com. We invite you to submit your caption for this photograph of a King Penguin. The photograph will be used on the back of the January issue, along with...

Weeds—How to Manage Them

Weeds—How to Manage Them

Mankind’s struggle with weeds is almost as old as life on earth. Since the very first man, almost all of those who have been involved in producing food have had to do something about unwanted native...