Getting used to Fall

A beautiful piece on the new season by Gina Dostler –¬†Autumn Alignment: I feel the coolness gently touch my face as it drifts through the window screen, and I know summer is coming to its end. And though Indian summer hides in wait for its call to jump out and play its games with hot …

Fall is coming

I can feel it coming like the light rain before the storm. The temperature is dropping and the kids are back in school. Tourist season is over, no more vacations, and everyone is back at home focused on work. That is until Saturday and Sunday when the raging obsession that is football begins. These are …

New App, Leafsnap, lets you identify a tree species by photographing a leaf

If you’ve ever wondered what type of tree was nearby but didn’t have a guide book, a new smartphone app allows users with no formal training to satisfy their curiosity and contribute to science at the same time. Scientists have developed the first mobile app to identify plants by simply photographing a leaf. The free …