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Water Woes

Like many people, I tend to carry a water bottle around with me most of the time. Unlike a lot of those other people, however, I actually enjoy drinking the contents. I love water, and drinking it continually throughout the … Continue reading

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To Freeze or Not to Freeze (seriously, this is an actual question)

A friend of mine (who shall remain anonymous) recently informed me that he no longer washes his jeans – instead, he sticks them in the freezer overnight. If your face is currently contorting into some incredulous, squinty-eyed configuration, don’t panic! … Continue reading

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Feeling rested?

If you’re not in Arizona, Hawaii, Saskatchewan, or bits and pieces of other provinces, welcome back to standard time! I hope everyone remembered to roll back their clocks last night and slept in guilt-free. After all, 36% of us suffer … Continue reading

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Sometimes Men Really Are Parasites…

Literally. Especially if you’re a deep sea anglerfish. You know – the scary looking bioluminescent fish from Finding Nemo? They look something like this: Well, if you’re the female of certain taxa, not only can you grow up to 60 … Continue reading

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I might be suffering from Permanent head Damage (PhD)

In an attempt to avoid adult life and responsibility for even longer, I’ve decided that after 7 years of post-secondary education what I really needed was 4 more. Three weeks ago I started a PhD program in Biology at a … Continue reading

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I can only use my cancer powers for evil….

First, a big apology for the long hiatus.  Matt was busy studying hard for his MCATs (which he rocked, btw) and applying to med school; and I was getting ready to move to a new city and start a PhD … Continue reading

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To All Our Bovine Readers…

YOU’RE WELCOME! Today the United Nations announced the eradication of the contagious viral disease rinderpest today at the 37th Food and Agriculture Organisation conference in Rome. Whether you know it or not, this is a big deal. Rinderpest now joins … Continue reading

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Burned by Bad Science

Sorry for the unexpected hiatus, hopefully it won’t be quite so long between posts from now on! We received a question wondering how flour works to prevent burns accompanied by Suzanne’s experience with the remedy. Short answer: it doesn’t. Shenanigans has … Continue reading

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Bacon Please

When people learn I’m a vegetarian they will often ask if I plan on ever eating meat again.  While I like to convince myself that the answer is a definitive “no” (although a lot could happen in everland), an article … Continue reading

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Man Eating Bacteria!

*SPOILER ALERT* It’s me – I am eating bacteria. And it is lovely. Consider a simple and reasonably healthy breakfast of buttermilk pancakes and yogurt (all homemade).  Or perhaps an afternoon nibble on bread and cheese with a glass of … Continue reading

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