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Explained in a nutshell Each week, we post one new article about an unusual topic. Simply put, the topic is something that we find interesting, informative and as surprising as possible.

The topics range broadly from wildlife (ex., cephalopods) to oddities (ex., Bohol's Chocolate Hills) to tips and explanations (ex., how to equalize your ears) and to ideas we have not thought of yet.

Expect to see science education for the whole family, as well as suggestions for amazing things to see and do. In fact, if you have a suggestion for an article, feel free to email us via the form below! We'll do our best to write an article you'll love!

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Why are Corals Colorful?

Why are Corals Colorful Haven't you ever wondered: Why are corals colorful? Do you know that the Philippines has the most diverse and colorful coral reefs in Asia?! Ranging from red to green to violet, corals are what make the ocean fun to dive and explore.

Why is the Sea Salty?

Why is the Sea Salty Did you ever wonder why are seas and oceans salty? But why rivers and streams are not? If so, this week with photo and video we explain why is the sea salty (as well as the oceans) and why some seas are more salty than others.

The World Largest Flower Bloom

The World Largest Flower Bloom Did you ever ask yourself: What's the world largest flower? Where it lives? What is its smell? Do you know that we can find it in the Philippines? Even Better, we recently discovered that the smallest species of the world largest flower bloom live also in the Philippines.

Why are the Sky and Sea Blue?

Why is the Sea Blue Haven't you always wondered: Why is the sky blue? Why is the ocean blue? Why can't it be pink or yellow or green? Well, it took centuries to finally answer a simple question. Our curious minds always tend to ask the most obvious questions, but we often grow up never knowing the real answers.

A Free eDive Log with Cloud

Free dive log application The dream of every scuba diver is the ability to log its dives from any type of device and being able to share on Facebook. Also the ability to check or input its logged dives from its phone or a tablet at the same time and synchronise them via a cloud service. And if all of this is free, it's even better! So stop seaching for it, we found it!

The Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe Crab Horseshoe crabs are older than dinosaurs! But more than that, horseshoe crabs have their blood with a surprising color, it's blue. Another surprising fact is the horseshoe crab has nothing to do with any crabs' family, but more with spiders and scorpions.

Parachute History

Parachute If you think that parachutes were invented just few hundreds years ago, you're wrong! Understanding how to slow down a fall with a parachute alike was know 4 000 years ago, and jumping from a cliff was a popular stunt one thousand year ago.

Giant Squid Facts

Giant Squid Giant squids and Kraken myths and facts. we are here to separate the facts from the fiction. Busting some longstanding myths about these mysterious cephalopods; giant squids are even more interesting than their legends in many ways.

Boat Sides Names

Boat Side Names Do you not understand what sailors are speaking about when they say "starboard" or "port"? This time we speak about boat sides and their historic names; with nice mnemonic tips to remember which side is which.

The Uniqueness of the Tarsiers

The Uniqueness of the Tarsiers What are these adorable, palm-sized, furry animals with oversized eyes? This week, learn about the world's smallest primates, the tarsiers, and their relationship to humans.

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