I was telling my boyfriend about a dream I had last night. In my dream, scientists were alarmed to find that Mars researchers returned to Earth with differently-shaped skulls because gravity be crazy. In response, my boyfriend mentioned reading an article about astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA changing after spending a year in space. Read More →
I went on an awesome geology trip to the Oregon Coast today. My group and I explored several cool spots with amazing geological history. Oregon really is a geologist’s paradise! I collected a few rocks, mainly basalt, because we have so much here. My favorites were a porphyritic basaltic rock with augite and another with plagioclase phenocrysts.
I know rocks and minerals aren’t exciting for everyone, but they really are worth reading about. They tell us a lot about the history of Earth, of course, but knowing a little about them makes every outdoor trip an exploring adventure!
Last night, I was pleasantly surprised by my 23andMe DNA ancestry results. I’ve read kits can take a long time to process so once I mailed my kit, I tried not thinking about it. I figured some day or night, I’d check my email and get a surprise. And it finally happened! Read More →
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is pushing back against a report alleging that the Trump administration had banned the organization from using specific words in next year’s budget documents. Read More →
One thing I learned during my study of Oceanography is that bias has no place in science and a fact is a fact.
I don’t recall the exact experiment, but I remember thinking I knew the answer beforehand. That’s no surprise in itself as the scientific method should have a hypothesis. But my results disappointed me. I replicated the experiment to prove my hypothesis right, not to go where the evidence led me. Read More →