Are there really glow-in-the-dark soil organisms?

Is there more than this Jack o' Lantern glowing this Halloween? Credit: Morguefile Soil is the living, breathing skin of the earth – it is literally alive. Every handful of soil is home to billions of microscopic organisms. Bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, and arthropods inhabit soils in every corner of the planet. For these microorganisms, … Continue reading Are there really glow-in-the-dark soil organisms?

Why is my basement wall cracked?

Basement foundation cracks can be serious, or just an annoyance, depending on the direction of the crack and the angle of displacement. Source: Morguefile A homeowner’s nightmare: You walk into the basement on a cold dreary night… only to discover a crack in your basement wall! Before you panic and think your entire house needs … Continue reading Why is my basement wall cracked?