Chemotrophic bacteria, getting its energy by oxidizing dissolved iron
This slimy, red stuff is incredibly fascinating: rather than metabolizing sunlight, like most autotrophs, it lives in the transition zone where water, de-oxygenated by microorganisms feeding on the organic-rich swamp beneath, meets the air. The bacteria combines the oxygen with the iron, keeping the electron released by the oxidation process as its energy supply. Soooper cool! Other iron-oxidizing bacteria form the base of the food chain at geothermal vents on the deep ocean floor where there is no sunlight. If you introduce carbon, you can run the cycle backward. Watch this video for a completely mind-blowing demonstration.
Summer jobs tax: SB 9 would tax landscaping and other yard services
SB 9 is part of the package of bills that make up the Senate “grand bargain,” which would have hiked taxes by $7 billion.
Seminar: ENTREPRENEURSHIP: The Four Seasons of an Entrepreneur
The entrepreneurial spirit has been an integral part of the American DNA from the founding of our nation. Yet entrepreneurship is still illusive for many in both business and personal endeavors. Dr. Lee is sharing lessons learned from his personal experience as an entrepreneur. He will provide his definition of an entrepreneur and then open the floor to a discussion of the successful entrepreneurship process.
What We Can Learn from War Memorials
Americans repay our veterans poorly if we don't use our freedoms to question our wars In Dryden, New York, a proposed solar farm recently caused a stir Thousands of solar panels — enough to power 7,500 homes — are scheduled to be installed near a rural cemetery in the town. Some opponents complain that it’s disrespectful to the veterans buried there. Energy and environmental considerations aside, what does it mean to respect our deceased service members and veterans? We visit their graves, to ensure their small flags stand upright. We grieve during “Taps.” These activities are healthy. But true respect — the kind someone who gave their life in service deserves — begins with learning from…
Why the rule of law matters for human flourishing
In our efforts to reduce poverty, spur economic growth, and cultivate the conditions for human flourishing, the conversation can quickly be consumed with debates over material wealth and the alloca…