Eggs and Experimentation

Scientific American sets forth “an egg-cellent activity from Science Buddies”: How do animals, such as chickens, which develop inside an egg outside of their mothers’ bodies and therefore do not have umbilical cords, take in oxygen and get rid of carbon dioxide? Bird and reptile eggs have a hard shell. Directly under the shell are […]

The Industrious Anarchists

The Wisest of Men instructs: לֵךְ-אֶל-נְמָלָה עָצֵל; רְאֵה דְרָכֶיהָ וַחֲכָם. אֲשֶׁר אֵין-לָהּ קָצִין– שֹׁטֵר וּמֹשֵׁל. תָּכִין בַּקַּיִץ לַחְמָהּ; אָגְרָה בַקָּצִיר, מַאֲכָלָהּ.1 The Talmud relates a fascinating story of an attempt to corroborate King Solomon’s assertion that the ants have no king: א”ר משרשיא דכתיב לך אל נמלה עצל ראה דרכיה וחכם אשר אין לה קצין […]