Author: Dominique Ong

Science is often valued as a way to understand how the world works and leverage that understanding to better human society. Yet, there is growing mistrust in science among the public. Some people see science as pretentious, elitist, or misleading; this attitude is frankly dangerous. Interpretation can...

Weather in the desert is wild, so wild that you can see snow in June! A few days ago, I woke up to snowfall outside my window and all across the entire park. I couldn't believe that only a week ago I was complaining about...

Since its emergence in 2006, white nose syndrome (WNS) has killed over 5 million bats across the Northeast region. The disease is caused by a fungus that destroys the bats’ skin and wings, leading to dehydration or starvation. WNS has spread rapidly throughout the eastern...

As its name suggests, Lava Beds National Monument is known for its geologic formations built by volcanic eruptions especially its vast networks of caves. Caves draw in a huge number of visitors that seek to explore their twists and turns. So far, I’ve been to...

[caption id="attachment_1356" align="aligncenter" width="394"] Panoramic view on the slope of a butte where we observed a bald eagle with binoculars and a telescope[/caption] My name is Dominique Ong (Dom for short) and I can officially check seeing a bald eagle off my bucket list! Together with another...