As a new feature, I plan to do an occasional question and answer column called "ask a scientist". So if you have a burning food safety, microbiology question, or philosophy of science question, contact me, and your question and its answer may appear in a future blog post. Ask away!
I say this because I am both a scientist and a woman who grew up in a rural area, because I know and love many people on the right and on the left, and because I keep an eye on social media and the news. I am writing this post because I think it's important … Continue reading Why I Don’t Believe Science is a Liberal Conspiracy, nor Anti-Science Thinking the Property of the Right.
I think every cook has their own method for determining whether their meat is done. Does the meat separate from the bones? Is it oozing bloody juices? does a knife slide in easily? Is it pink in the middle? Can you pull the leg off the bird easily? The problem is that these methods are … Continue reading Do I Really Need a Meat Thermometer?
Since finishing graduate school, I've been working as a free-lance science tutor. I tutor a mix of college and high-school students, mostly in Biology, which means I get to know basic bio really, really well. The units also tend to run on roughly the same schedule, so it's all either photosynthesis or DNA, or more … Continue reading Mad Cows, Mad Sheep, and Punnett Squares (bonus post)