Werewolves in the fog…

Halloween is a great time to revisit a few cinematic classics. Of all monster movies ever made, my favorite has always been “The Wolf Man” (1941) starring Lon Chaney, Jr. The movie is quite tame by today’s standards, but still manages to create an ominous atmosphere thanks to impressive set design and make-up. Like many of the classic Universal Studios monster movies of the 1930’s and 1940’s, “The Wolf Man” uses weather to heighten the mood. Many scenes contain fog-shrouded countryside, a perfect location for a roaming werewolf. Of course, Hollywood economics dictated these “outdoor” scenes be filmed indoors on…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why do the leaves change colors?

It’s beginning to feel like autumn outside and in this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit, let’s talk about why the leaves change colors! Plants u…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Why are the Blue Ridge Mountains blue?

In this week’s Sunday Science Tidbit we’re travelling up to the mountains of North Carolina to answer the question… why do the Blue Ridge Mo…

Sunday Science Tidbit; Out of this world weather (Part 1 and 2)

This week’s Sunday Science Tidbit is out of this world! Let’s start right here at home. Earth is the only planet able to sustain life. It ca…