Make sure you stop to see the weird bugs

Y'all, it is World Suicide Prevention Day. While it's a probably trite thing to say, from the bottom of my heart I want you to know that life is so worth living, and happiness (or, at the very least, passive contentedness) is out there, even if you can't see it yet. Some disclaimers: yes, life is … Continue reading Make sure you stop to see the weird bugs

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The Perils of Working with D. melanogaster from Home

This past Wednesday, I presented my first semester of "real science" at my college's annual symposium, delivering a riveting ten-minute speech entitled, "The perils of working with Drosophila melanogaster from home, the effects of yeast in fruit fly media, and the effects of light and temperature on fruit fly growth rate." The alternate working titles I had … Continue reading The Perils of Working with D. melanogaster from Home