Jodi Morgan-Peters

10 Flips | 3 Magazines | @JodiMorganP63bf | Teaching is a privilege; every day I get to share my passion with the amazing people who will carry on the legacy of humanity long after I am gone.  I encourage you to experience your world and embrace life as you,                 Learn.  Think.  Create.  Participate!!!

'Tree of life' for 2.3 million species released

Large, open-access resource aims to be 'Wikipedia' for evolutionary history<p>DURHAM, N.C. -- A first draft of the "tree of life" for the roughly 2.3 …

Biology

College student plans to eat bugs for 30 days—and hopes you will, too

A loaded ant scramble for breakfast. Mealworm chow mein for lunch. Crispy cricket tacos for dinner.<p>These are just some of the dishes Camren Brantley-Rios, an Auburn University student, has been whipping up as a part of his “30 Days of Bugs” challenge.<p>“My favorite way to cook crickets is with chili …

'Frozen Zoo' Puts Species at Risk on Ice (and Heats Up Debate)

ESCONDIDO, Calif. — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm or eggs, maybe a bit of ear or eyeball, and carefully freeze the cells in liquid nitrogen.<p>Today, the survival of the northern white rhinoceros and dozens of …

Endangered Species

Eating the Sun: Can Humans Be Hacked to Do Photosynthesis?

Several animals can already do photosynthesis. Will humans follow suit?​<p>​Imagine if we could do as the plants do, and feed directly off the sun's energy. It would certainly make our lives easier: The countless hours spent purchasing, preparing, and eating food could be redirected elsewhere (and we …

Transforming Transportation 2015

Transforming Transportation 2015 helped inform clear actions city leaders can take to make sustainable mobility a reality in cities worldwide. Photo …

Does the Ultra-efficient Passive House Point the Way to Carbon Neutrality?

click to enlarge<p>Cuddles the cockatiel and Stripe the parakeet sit cozily in their cages on the bedroom windowsills of 12-year-old Charlie Paul, …

Green Living

Tel Aviv's notorious 'Garbage Mountain' transforms into world's largest recycling park

One of the most notorious landfills in the world is situated right outside Tel Aviv and has been known to Israelis for decades as "Garbage Mountain" …

The WELL Building Standard: Buildings bonding us to nature

<b>SAN DIEGO,</b> February 2, 2015 – In just 14 short years, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system …

This Futuristic Smart City May Be What Paris Would Look Like In 2050

<b>Architect</b> Vincent Callebaut's vision of the Paris of 2050 differs greatly from the romantic city that we see today. Commissioned as a part of the …

Smart Cities

Survival for some endangered species hinges on 'Frozen Zoo'

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Whenever an endangered animal dies at the San Diego Zoo, researchers race out, regardless of the hour, to remove its sperm …