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8 things you didn't know about acorns

“Are acorns nuts?” my roommate asked out of the blue.

The science nerd in me struggled to remember the botanical definition of a nut.

Being a normal human being, my roommate was interested in more practical matters; “If kids are bringing them into a nut-free daycare, will kids with nut allergies react to them?” 1,044 more words

Science Writing


Welcome to my blog on air quality in the Rust Belt!

My home area of Northwest Indiana and the other surrounding Midwest Rust Belt area are known for their horrible air quality. 118 more words

Air Quality

Scientist's road trip

Apologies that this blog post is a little later than usual, as I’ve been off travelling the length and breadth of the country on a little adventure. 1,809 more words


Science Writing Journey - Week 3

I had another exciting week interning with the New Statesman team.

We relocated to a new office in Farringdon, so now I sit next to a window (perfect for… 281 more words


Once Again, Back To School

I just had to download a ridiculous amount of Internet plug-ins for the various e-texts that I bought. The good news is all my classes are in the same building. 228 more words


About this blog + me


I am a scientific researcher at a major university who enjoys taking complex scientific concepts and giving them wider importance by translating to the public.    173 more words


The Double Helix: James Watson Was as Savvy as George Lucas

Hey folks! Have you ever wondered about the utility of applying narrative archetypes to science writing? In this guest essay I recently wrote for Randy Olson’s blog,  1,909 more words