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Beard Love

24 Oct

Me: “Your beard tickles.”
Him: “It’s trying to give your face a hug”Image

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Science Nook!

21 Oct

I’m currently writing this post from my brand new Nook. For the past few days, I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a tablet or e-reader. I am an avid reader and devoted bibliophile, and my books are among my dearest possessions. The idea of e-readers never really appealed to me before. I love the the entire experience of reading a good book. I love getting lost in the story and the smell of the pages.
I love my various mismatched bookshelves, sagging under the weight of the books.

But as I get older, I find myself reading less and less sci-fi and lit, and more nonfiction, especially science books. Especially textbooks. Ive always been acutely aware of my textbook addiction. College always enabled it, but now that I’ve graduated, I can’t justify buying hundreds of dollars of textbooks. E-reader textbooks are often at a lower price (and sometimes I can even borrow them temporarily through the Nook.)

Im enjoying my nerdy science apps (Drugs and Bugs is a great one) and the new book Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature And Ourselves. So far, so good. Now that Ive settled into my new job, I may update more frequently. However, I live in the middle of nowhere, 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle, with sporadic internet and a computer that’s on it’s last leg.
But I work with so many amazing bacteria, I can’t help but share.

Swag

11 May


If anyone knows the name of this comic, please let me know. I’d like to read more of their stuff ^__^

Love Your Legos

30 Apr


These simple and adorable lego heart jewelry pieces can be found at Shana Logic for less than $15

Abstinence-Only Education

20 Apr

I have always been adamantly against abstinence-only education, despite my super-religious family’s attempts to convince me otherwise. Let’s face it, it’s detrimental to students, almost always religiously motivated, does more harm than good, as abstinence teens are just as likely to engage in sex, and much less likely to use protection. But today I’ve found a comic which has convinced me that it is possibly to teach abstinence-only methods in an honest and responsible way:
Actually, the whole comic was pretty damn funny.  Another charming gem was their proposed plan to convert Americans to the metric system:

On Nature

12 Apr

Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope.

– Theodore Roszak