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Effects of Caffeine on the Body

Alarm rings. Hit the snooze button. Only to want five more minutes of sleep. You’ll want to drink a cup of your favorite caffeine drink. Maybe later that day, you’ll get a refreshing can of Coke to top off lunch. 464 more words

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Fly Short Stories, Fly!

I am interrupting my regularly scheduled blog to briefly speak about the art of querying short stories.

I’ve been focused on fiction and poetry for so long, I am learning (today) that a cover letter for short stories is not as big of a beast as a query for short stories. 190 more words

What Mama Reads: Grunt: The Science of Humans at War

Admittedly, I’ve been fascinated by author and science writer Mary Roach for awhile. Well, when an author writes non-fiction books titled Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, it’s hard not to take notice. 475 more words

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Bioethics - Predictive Gene Testing

Prenatal genetic testing, selective abortion, diagnostic screening–as medicines and technology rapidly advance, it is now possible to predict an individual’s physical health base on his or her genetic makeup. 881 more words

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CRISPR and the Jurassic World of Gene Editing

From a young age, we were taught that DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid,  was the holy grail of instruction manuals in our body and that it determined how we looked and acted. 1,056 more words

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Young writers: Enter the 2018 Bragg Science Writing Prize

Lots of people want to know how to get started in making a career as a writer.

One of the first steps is making your name as a writer, and for young writers, that means entering competitions. 786 more words

Waifs and strays – those papers nobody cites (or reads?)

I guess, like most, if not all of us, who publish papers, we hope that not only will our papers be read, but that they will be cited by others, not just ourselves.  1,309 more words

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