Bugs on the Brain

Imagine you are at a cocktail party. Some sort of creative kickstarter’s big reveal that includes an in-house DJ — some forty-year old guy named Craig with a receding hairline and reflective aviator glasses— set up in the corner next to some fiddle leaf fig plant. You clutch in your grip a cocktail that gives…

Who The Hell Are You?

There is a scenario that many of us have had the painful privilege of experiencing. That moment when your eyes flutter open and you glance around while your heart picks up a few beats per minute and your muscles twitch with a sudden increase of adrenaline. Confused, your inner monologue shouts out, “Where the hell…

Meaning Message and Misinformation

In the beginning there was a post on the importance of science communication and thus this blog was thrust into creation. ( HERE, if you haven’t read it and want to jump back). The area of science communication is currently exploding, much like the gaseous expanse of our universe during it’s infancy. I am going to…

You Smell Like Death

Most people use their sense of smell to navigate the world. Smells enrich the world arounds us, help form memories, warn us about danger or elicit pleasure responses. A few poor individuals have lost all ability to use their nose to sense their surroundings; and, of course, there is a fancy word to describe such…