We’ve been trained to change ourselves to make ourselves fit into the cars that drive us to the buildings where we work in the jobs that we study for so that we have the right skill sets. And we wonder every day if who we are is good enough to be there. It’s the dilemma […]
I woke up at 7am this (Saturday) morning to an amazing realisation: I’ve wasted weeks of work because one of my tests was completely futile. I’ll tell you the steps of my work; see if you can pick where I went wrong. Aim: Create a copy of an E. coli gene on a plasmid. Amplify […]
I saw the headline Study suggests birds can truly navigate. It cracked me up. It’s cool that birds can navigate over 1000 kilometers, but when they fly into church in the middle of the service they can’t find their way back out… and poop on the projector screen.
Kangaroo farts could fight global warming When I first saw the line “Australian scientists are trying to give kangaroo-style stomachs to cattle and sheep in a bid to cut the emission of greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.” I thought, “What the heck?!” It turns out they’re not going to try to transplant cows’ stomachs […]
I overheard a woman on the train say “I don’t miss my hair, I don’t feel bad about going bald because it means that the treatment I’m having is working.” It’s nice that she doesn’t feel bad about herself, but it made me a little sad because it’s not necessarily true. I don’t know what […]
Do you think about what you throw away, the things you never lay eyes on again? Do you think about the things that get washed away from your sight? Much of it never really goes away. Today, October 15th, is Blog Action Day. A day for us to spread awareness abut environmental issues. This semester […]