Monthly Archives: September 2012

A Brief Explanation of Light Microscopy

First invented in the 1500s, light microscopes have not changed dramatically in the intervening years. Today, while some light microscopes incorporate digital technology to capture and record what they make visible, most still rely on the same principles that early … Continue reading

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The Importance of Plankton in Aquatic Ecosystems By Renate Bernstein

While much popular discussion of changes to aquatic ecosystems has focused on the fate of large animals (including whales, dolphins, and polar bears), the oceans’ smallest inhabitants are perhaps more important to the overall viability of their watery ecosystems. These … Continue reading

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