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At the age of eleven, Peter D'Amato ordered a Venus flytrap from Famous Monsters magazine; thus began a lifetime of cultivating carnivorous plants. His small apartment became an urban jungle, so he moved to Sebastopol, California, the home of California Carnivores, where he grows and sells hundreds of other-worldly plants whose traps range from those small enough to capture protozoa to those big enough to contain a rodent.
Project: Accidental Scientist: Science of Gardening | Browse All
Date: May 15, 2005
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science, Life Science/Biology
Celebrate the spring equinox at the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá, in the state of Yucatan, Mexico. The alignment of the sun on this day creates the appearance of a shadow, in the form of a serpent, that descends the main staircase of the great pyramid. The Live@Exploratorium crew is there to capture the snake on film and to speak with local archaeologists, archeoastronomers, and solar scientists about this amazing phenomenon.
Project: Ancient Observatories: Chichén Itzá | Browse All
Date: March 21, 2005
Category: History of Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science