The big reveal: Top 10 Science Puns
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The big reveal: Top 10 Science Puns

In light of Valentine’s day, we here at UNdertheC blog decided to put a science-y spin on the holiday and compile the Top 10 corniest science puns.  We called on you the readers, our friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and, of course, Chemistry Cat for divine inspiration and came up with a pretty eye-roll inducing list.  … Continue reading

A call for creativity: science pick-up lines
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A call for creativity: science pick-up lines

It’s almost that time of year again: Valentine’s Day.  And in honor of the somewhat controversial holiday (I mean, it really is just an excuse to buy lots of chocolates and flowers – not that I’m complaining, mind you), we’ve decided to try something a little different here at UNder the C blog.  We’re asking … Continue reading

Photography Friday: Happy Valentine’s Day
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Photography Friday: Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Can you spot all three marine organisms in this picture? Vase Sponge The heart in our Valentine’s Day photo is actually a uniquely-shaped vase sponge. These sponges are usually found on coral reefs and can be pink, purple, or even fluorescent blue. As members of the Porifera phylum, these organisms lack true … Continue reading

Don’t Let Seafood Fraud Ruin Your Valentine’s Day
Energy, News, and Climate / Science

Don’t Let Seafood Fraud Ruin Your Valentine’s Day

The following is a guest post from an undergraduate student in the Marine Ecology class that I was a TA for last semester. See the entire student blog at http://marineecologyblog.web.unc.edu/ A discussion of Marko et al’s “Fisheries:  Mislabelling of a depleted reef fish”, 2004 By Michael Auriemma So men, picture you are on a date with a … Continue reading