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Calm Down: The Ebola Scare

“Ebola does in ten days what it take AIDS ten years to do” --Barry and David Zimmerman (Killer Germs) There have been many different stories...

Restoration with Goats: Ruminating on the Reasons

I will attempt to graze over a topic ubiquitous in the southeast: invasive plants. With over 5,000 nonnative plant species in the U.S., you...

Not so Fast Elon Musk: The Biological Barriers to Colonizing Mars or the Moon

The reality of a man-made colony in space is becoming more plausible every year. Both private industry and government institutions are combining their collective...

The Mark of a Bad Parent: How Parental Epigenetic Marks Influence Offspring Development

When I was a kid, I used to travel to my local mall with all of my friends. At the mall, one of the...

Are all forest fires bad?

Around mid-summer each year, stories about wildfires, especially in the Western United States begin to dominate the news. Since 2000, there have been between...

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...