Who (besides, obviously, bacteria) doesn’t love penicillin? It’s on everybody’s shortlist of the most important things we’ve discovered to improve our lot on this world. Just a Continue Reading
Lavinia Waterhouse (1809-1890) lives at the intersection of a tangle of ideas that, to the 21st Century mind, have no business being together. She was a physician Continue Reading
Shortly after I’d written my last post (let’s not reflect on how long ago that was), I got tapped for a freelance project with Argonne National Laboratories. Continue Reading
It’s sometime in the 1930s, and you’re walking into a ward full of crouching children with blue-tinted lips. Something is wrong with their hearts, something that is Continue Reading
A recent study developed a new way of probing the genome for “accessible” sites, and found the same things that we’ve been seeing for years.
For women in science, posterity has three fates in store. Some, like Marie Curie or Rosalyn Yalow, are recognized in their time and remain that way in Continue Reading