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Save the Big Guns for the Big Battles

Our bodies war with the microbial world. Microbial invaders seek to invade and sap our power. They produce toxins (proteins in most cases) that destroy our cells and cause damage. 410 more words


#WritePhoto Mustard Seeds

The path leads through the mustard fields
Breathtaking golden flowers shelter magical beings
Scattering spells, casting dream bait, with tiny seeds
Windy wandering predictions past what we are seeing… 99 more words


Irene Manton

This British evolutionary botanist may be the most famous woman you have never heard of.

Even at the institution where she spent much of her professional career – the University of Leeds – according to the presenter in this video, some people only know “Irene Manton” as a building name. 111 more words

Geoscientist Of The Week

Sketches from Costa Rica

Here are a half dozen of my sketches from our two-and-a-half week trip to Costa Rica.

On the muddy road to Colonia Blanca, Costa Rica, we passed a boar being taken to visit a sow. 215 more words


Crowtrees LNR, February 2018

Back to the usual frequency of blogging for all the usual reasons – a pile of marking from my Durham University students, which really needs to be finished before the next batch of Open University scripts arrives this week.  832 more words