Serious Buffoonery

A gathering of orangutans is called a buffoonery. A buffoonery of orangutans implies some very high amusement, and indeed, I imagine if enough of the ginger apes were to get together, hilarity and hijinks might ensue. But as most people know by now, orangutans don’t have much to laugh about. Between deforestation and the illegal…

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Mineral Relocation

Limestone is the key ingredient in cement, and is quarried around the world for mixing into one of the world’s most popular building materials. Limestone is composed mainly of CaCO3, calcium carbonate. Coincidentally, the shells of the small snails shown above – like most gastropod shells – are also composed mostly of CaCO3. These little…

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