Month: February 2019

Antibiotics—Know How to Use Them Before We Lose Them

We are running out of antibiotics. To be fair, plenty of antibiotics still exist—it’s just that they are no longer effective against bacteria.  Why? Due to the overuse (and misuse) of antibiotics, many bacteria have become resistant to available antibiotics. […]

The Great Backyard Bird Count (Featuring Merlin Bird ID)

Mark your calendar! The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place next weekend (from Friday, 2/15- Monday, 2/18/2019).  In it’s 22nd year, the GBBC gathers information to understand the “big picture” of what’s happening to bird populations around the world. […]

The Peculiar “Life” of a Virus

My son has the flu.  He is feverish and miserable.  His misery stems from the fact that the cells of his body have been commandeered by the influenza virus and turned into mini virus factories.  There’s not much we can … To Be or Not to Be: The Peculiar “Life” of a Virus Read More…

Why Static Electricity Seems Worse During Winter

If you’re anything like me, you’ve likely experienced a few extra zaps as you go throughout your day. You reach for a doorknob, touch a TV screen, or even pet your beloved dog or cat and are rewarded with a … Why Static Electricity Seems Worse During Winter Read More »