death valley

SciTech Now Episode 301

In this episode of SciTech Now, Science Friday looks at a desert phenomenon in Death Valley; how technology and new voting apps are impacting our journey to the polls; how studying craters left by meteors and asteroids can help us understand what killed the dinosaurs; and examining the microbiome of the human underarm.

Life blooms in Death Valley

Beneath Death Valley lies a massive seed bank of desert wildflowers, and when heavy winter rains soak deep into the soil, these hidden wonders spring to life. Some call it a beautiful revolution against the tyranny of the desert, while others simply refer to it as a “superbloom.”