Tag Archives: science

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

A Shortcut to Mushrooms

Reading Time: 4 minutes There is something wonderful about diving into a new world for the first time. Whether you are entering Hogwarts, rebuilding Carcassonne, or immersing yourself in Middle Earth, we can all remember that first flush of excitement. I am still blown away by the opening sequence of Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of… Read More

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5 Cybersecurity Lessons I Learned From ‘Hamilton: The Musical’

5 Cybersecurity Lessons I Learned From ‘Hamilton: The Musical’

Reading Time: 6 minutes The other day, I was skimming my LinkedIn and came across a post about how changing corporate culture isn’t the answer to cybersecurity. In response, I used a Hamilton quote. Because, of course. What Hamilfan doesn’t make constant references everywhere? As a parent who works in cyber, I’m painfully aware that teachers… Read More

12 Days of Geminids and a Christmas Comet

12 Days of Geminids and a Christmas Comet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Are you looking for ways to make your Holiday Season … out of this world? The annual Geminid Meteor Shower is happening again. And this time it brought a friend: Meet the “Christmas Comet” (otherwise known as 46P/Wirtanen). Jolly Ol’ Saint 46P/Wirtanen 46P/Wirtanen is said to be the brightest comet of… Read More

Your Favorite Weird Folk Remedies That Actually Work

Your Favorite Weird Folk Remedies That Actually Work

Reading Time: 4 minutes Go-to mosquito bite remedies. Photo by author. I have just returned from a camping trip, which means, regardless of precautions taken, I am now covered in itchy bumps. Mosquitos love me. I’m just one of those people. So my first course of action upon arriving home was to track down (look,… Read More

Social Media Outrage: We Need A Cure

Social Media Outrage: We Need A Cure

Reading Time: 3 minutes Empty outrage. Image: Pixabay Whenever a celebrity death happens, the cause of death spurs outrage, anger, and sadness. It brings people to the table for however long that celebrity’s name stays trending on social media. Once that name falls off, people get upset over the next trending topic and forget all… Read More

The Building Block(chain)s of Cryptocurrency

The Building Block(chain)s of Cryptocurrency

Reading Time: 5 minutes Part 1: Blockchain Basics Blockchain, Bitcoin, and Cryptocurrency. Chances are you’ve heard one or all of these word in the last seven days. These three words—as well as the discussion, debate, and speculation that surrounds them—have become hard to escape for even the non-technical. If you work in the technology industry,… Read More

Obituary: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Obituary: A Brief History of Stephen Hawking

Reading Time: 4 minutes “A well-known scientist once gave a public lecture on astronomy…” These are the opening words to Professor Stephen Hawking’s most famous book, A Brief History of Time. Although he was talking about Bertrand Russel at the time, the same words could be used for Hawking and the plethora of work he… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Why We Need More Fictional Characters With Chronic Illness

Reading Time: 6 minutes Requesting representation in fiction focuses on visible marginalized groups in many ways, yet today, I’m going to plead the case for fictional characters with chronic illness. Invisible illnesses exist ostracizing a large segment of our population who seek not only acknowledgment but empathy. The problem with most chronic illnesses is that… Read More

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

New Blood Test to Detect Alzheimer’s Disease: Would You Want To Know?

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image courtesy of Marvel Studios “Captain America: Winter Soldier” The past week has renewed discussion about Alzheimer’s Disease, an illness so prolific it never seems to be out of the news. In the United States, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death; In Australia, it is second. Worldwide, there are… Read More