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 […]
Scientists are known for having quirky, anti-social behavior. Of course these are general stereotypes and certainly do not describe every scientist. However, I do think that stereotypes can have their roots in common behavior among a group of people. I consider myself a high-functioning scientist. But I do have some traits that might pinpoint me […]
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