Today my friend shared an article on Facebook called, “Say Hello to the 100 Trillion Bacteria That Make Up Your Microbiome” or “Some of my Best Friends are Germs.” It’s a rather lengthy, but very entertaining article, written by Michael Pollan. As I mentioned in another post, we are not really who we think we […]
Something really exciting happened to me a few weeks ago. I was asked to write a guest post for another blog! Cheryl from Grandmother Diaries has graciously invited me to write my first guest post for her blog. Instead of posting my usual Wednesday science-based post here, you can find it over here. If you […]
1967geezer / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA Last week I wrote a post about chemical signals plants use to communicate stress. Plants “talk” using the scents that we enjoy so much to ward off pests, attract helpful insects and warn neighboring plants of attacks. But scents may not be the only way plants communicate. Basil is […]
tanakawho / Nature Photos / CC BY-NC When I was about 9 or 10, I read a book of short horror stories. In one of the stories, a man developed a machine that allowed him to hear out of the range of normal hearing limits for humans. He took the machine outside to test it […]
Several weeks ago I told you how cowpox was an important virus because Dr. Edward Jenner, the English physician, used it to vaccinate against smallpox. People inoculated with cowpox developed a localized infection of pustules, but were protected from getting the more dangerous smallpox virus later in life. Back then, scientists didn’t have the tools […]
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I'm a displaced scientist looking for the science in raising kids and starting a farm.