Dancing to the tune of your gut bacteria

Sometimes I learn things in science that just sound so damn cool that I track down the original papers and get obsessed. And I mean obsessed to the level that I spend a week neglecting human interaction and personal hygiene, hunched over my computer devouring information at the speed of the all-powerful interwebs. One such obsession-inducing … More Dancing to the tune of your gut bacteria

Can obesity be infectious? … Nerdy musings as the countdown to (relative) unemployment begins!

Today is the official start of my last month at work… SIMULTANEOUS “YAHOO” AND “EEEEEERMAGHERD”! One month left of academic insanity, oddball scientists, brain-twisting theories, and mysterious substances found in unlabelled bottles. The impending end is starting to make me reminisce about the reasons I love (and sometimes hate) this career. Science isn’t a place … More Can obesity be infectious? … Nerdy musings as the countdown to (relative) unemployment begins!

Bite me, mosquitoes: It’s time to end your reign of terror

In my last blog post I had a whine about the possibility absolute certainty of my contracting malaria while in Ethiopia. My blood is a delicious fine wine, anti-mosquito spray doesn’t work well, wah wah wah. You know what, dear readers? I’m gonna tell myself to STFU. I’m gonna take my first-world problems, and go sit in the naughty … More Bite me, mosquitoes: It’s time to end your reign of terror

A kiss with a twist

I’m gonna get malaria. I just know it. Here’s the thing: I’m delicious. I’m the crème de la crème of mosquito delicacies. If my blood was on the list at a mosquito restaurant, it’d be a freaking 1787 Chateau Margaux. People tell me all the time to just relax. “Oh but I went for three weeks and … More A kiss with a twist