Shrill Carder Bees: Welcomed to a New Country Home

Shrill Carder Bees: Welcomed to a New Country Home Dr. James J. S. Johnson Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Hebrews 13:2 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 1st Peter 4:9 SHRILL CARDER BEE on flower As a miniature bumblebee variety, the Shrill Carder Bee has been given a … Continue reading Shrill Carder Bees: Welcomed to a New Country Home

Manganese-metabolizing Bacteria Discovered by Accident!

Manganese-metabolizing Bacteria Discovered by Accident! Dr. James J. S. Johnson For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.(Romans 8:22) SEM micrograph of Manganese Oxide lumps, metabolized by bacteria (Hang Yu / CalTech photo credit) What did your mother tell you to eat, so that you could grow as … Continue reading Manganese-metabolizing Bacteria Discovered by Accident!

SUNFLOWER HELIOTROPISM: August Sunlight for Making Tons of Seeds

Sunflower Heliotropism:  August Sunlight for Making Tons of Seeds Dr. James J. S. Johnson SUNFLOWERS (Flickr phto credit) The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. (Isaiah 40:8) August is an important month for sunflowers—those gigantic bright-yellow flowers with brownish round seed-heads, bordered by radiating yellow ligules … Continue reading SUNFLOWER HELIOTROPISM: August Sunlight for Making Tons of Seeds

Young Coral Reef Surprise: Extra-Deep with Little Sunlight, yet Quick-Growing

Young  Coral  Reef  Surprise:  Extra-Deep  with  Little  Sunlight,  yet  Quick-Growing Dr. James J. S. Johnson So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. (Psalm 104:25) Recent research is surprising those who study coral reefs, especially those who assume that they grow slowly.(1),(2)  As a result of … Continue reading Young Coral Reef Surprise: Extra-Deep with Little Sunlight, yet Quick-Growing

Learning from Oysters and Ox-goads

Learning (about Opportunities) from Oysters and Ox-goads Dr. James J. S. Johnson After him was Shamgar the son of Anath, who killed 600 men of the Philistines with an ox-goad; and he also delivered Israel. (Judges 3:31) Oysters and oxgoads (also spelled "ox-goads") are not usually mentioned in the same sentence, but they both can … Continue reading Learning from Oysters and Ox-goads

Wood, It Be Good for Builders to Use Timber for Carbon Sinks?

Wood, It Be Good for Builders to Use Timber for Carbon Sinks? Dr. James J. S. Johnson Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire … Continue reading Wood, It Be Good for Builders to Use Timber for Carbon Sinks?

Economic Stresses Climax with Conch Republic “War” Crisis!

Economic Stresses Climax with Conch Republic "War" Crisis! (Like an Orphan Manatee, Distressed Economies Need a Rescue) Dr. James J. S. Johnson There hath no temptation [trial/testing] taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will … Continue reading Economic Stresses Climax with Conch Republic “War” Crisis!

Surveillance Monitoring: Learning from Hummingbirds

Surveillance:  How Much Are You Being Monitored?  Learning from Hummingbirds Dr. James J. S. Johnson For we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.  (1st Corinthians 4:9b) Beware! – you are being watched, more than you know! In some neighborhoods surveillance is all around—neighbors watching neighbors, using cell-phones to … Continue reading Surveillance Monitoring: Learning from Hummingbirds