What is So Cool About Zebrafish?

You’ve probably seen Zebrafish in a lot of pet stores as well as home aquariums. They are very easy to maintain, do well in many environments, mature quickly, lay a lot of eggs, and are not expensive. Ironically, some of the very traits that make Zebrafish good for aquariums also make them attractive to scientists.

So What Happened to the Confederate Dead?

In the modern media’s coverage of wars, the word “casualty” usually refers to a person who has been killed. Not so during the Civil War. Take the Battle of Gettysburg, in which historians estimate there were about 28,000 Confederate casualties. In the reporting of the time, that meant soldiers killed, wounded and captured. Essentially, a “casualty” back then meant a soldier who was not able to return to the field of battle.