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The undead ghost forests of Georgia

The US Atlantic coast is a dynamic, living landscape. Georgia in particular displays a picturesque mosaic of barrier islands, salt marsh meadows,...

Plastic tips: a more sustainable science

Alternatively, this post could have been titled, My Guilty Conscience Series: Plastics.  This blog post has been a long...

Azure is the New Black: Creating a Blue Rose

Floriography, better known as the language of flowers, doesn’t refer to a communication method between plants. Rather, it is the Victorian era...

The False Promise of Animal Testing Part 2: Human Organs, Simplified

If we accept the idea that animal models are holding back drug development due to a potential inability to predict safety and efficacy in...

The Treasure in Your Trashcan

Many of us can recall a time where someone we knew (or even ourselves) threw a banana...

A Tough Nut to Crack: Navigating Severe Food Allergies and the Search for an Effective Treatment

You walk into the lunchroom, and all sorts of alarms go off in your head. While reaching for utensils you think “What if the...

The False Promise of Animal Testing: Safety and Efficacy

One fact that was drilled into my head while studying biomedical science was how few experimental drugs ever make it past clinical trials. A...

The roots of your tea

While coffee has seemingly had a cultural renaissance, with independent coffee roasters popping up all over the country, and even the naivest 7 year...

Deadly realism, science communication, and dropping out of high school: an interview with Dr. Diana Six

Dr. Diana Six is a professor of Forest Entomology and Pathology at the University of Montana. Dr. Six’s work focuses on bark beetles, their symbiotic...

The Three Funketeers: Saving Beer from Traditional Fermentation!

Welcome back beer fans to the second to last article on the Science of Beer. We’ve covered water, grain, hops, and traditional fermentation, but...

Medicine

What your mama (mostly) gave you

Anyone who knows me knows that mitochondria are pretty much my life. My Ph.D. focuses on making these little cellular power plants...

Psychedelics: from poison to antidote

The term psychedelics, or hallucinogens, describes a class of drugs that produce significantly altered perception when ingested. Due to their ability to cause lasting...

Diving into the Homo-Delphinus connection

Humans have shared a special bond with a certain animal since the time of Aristotle. Artworks as early as 1500 BC depicted...

The Fault in Our Epigenome: The science behind aging

From the Yoruba tradition of throwing cowrie shells, to the Roma fortune tellers peering at palms, people throughout history have wondered if...