Waiting to Wake Up

Listen to this article: In traditional preservation of snail shells, the shell is boiled to remove any remaining tissues before mountingĀ (often done by gluing the shell to a card). But what happens if the shell was not boiled and there is a living snail within? Desert snails can survive long periods of drought by retreating […]

The Great Sahara Sea

Listen to this article: A report was published in 1927 tellingĀ how to create a new sea. Dr. John Ball detailed how carving a canal up to 50 miles into the Egyptian desert would flood the Qattara Depression (which lies beneath sea level). By controlling the flow of water, they could harvest hydroelectricity. Although the initial […]