I think by now you all know that I love herpes – on an academic level, of course. I am fascinated by all the tricks the virus uses to hide out in your body. However, I am not particularly thrilled when I have a cold sore outbreak. I realized the other day that although I […]
Last night I was so excited to see tons of fireflies at our new home. Firefly populations are dwindling and since the bugs pretty much live, mate and lay eggs where ever they are born, I am always anxious to see what our yard will yield every time we move. Sturbridge, MA – lots of […]
; NDeRC / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA I am fascinated by fluorescent and light-producing critters. Who hasn’t been fascinated by a field of fireflies? The ocean is host to many fluorescent animals – jellyfish, bacteria, coral and fish, to name a few. Scientists study these animals to try to understand the purpose behind the […]
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 […]
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I'm a displaced scientist looking for the science in raising kids and starting a farm.