Category Archives: Fascinating

The great melanoma debate

In classic yuppity form, a pretty entertaining and insightful back and forth was had between hewlfaz and eeo361. The topic of discussion was sunlight exposure and melanoma risk, prompted by the article linked below, which suggests that ‘scientists have it wrong’ regarding the connection between the two. ‘Scientists Blow the Lid on Cancer and Sunscreen… Read More »

Pygmachophobia…kind of

Have you ever been asked what your biggest fear is? Spiders, snakes, heights, crowds, dogs, thunder, lightning, needles, social situations, flying, and germs are likely among the most common answers to this inquiry.  My biggest fear has always been the same but it is only in the last few years that I could put my… Read More »

Frankenfoods: Reviving An Undergrad Essay on Biotech

This is revival of an essay written for an Ethics of Science and Technology class taken in undergrad, as an extension to some of the commentary on a previous post. Sure, in re-reading the essay it has all the symptoms of an overly verbose undergraduate trying to make a point. But amid the overly florid diction… Read More »