Category Archives: Thoughts and Stories

Too Hot For Nuts? Warm Winter Hurts Acorn Crop

So? So what. Who cares about acorns. Um…squirrels…obviously. And the people at this website. No really, who cares about acorns? I mean, let’s talk about the poor maple syrup harvest, early strawberries, or low water tables – these things are important, not … Continue reading

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The Adventure of the Athenaeum Club

Q: What happens when you cross an inorganic chemistry professor bored with scientific papers, a qualitative unknown salt analysis lab, and the public domain? A: Student engagement. The Adventure of the Athenaeum Club It had been some months since quitting … 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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Half Baked

I got up extra early this morning. Why? Food of course.  Today was designated as a baking bonanza day! And since cooking involves science I feel it’s appropriate to share my day here. I’ve been looking forward to this baking … Continue reading

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Me, My Salt, and I2

For our loyal followers, you may have noticed that in the past couple of weeks Matt has been doing the majority of the writing (and experimenting) on our blog. This is due to the fact that I have been suffering … Continue reading

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