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Yoyo Swab Results

I have photographed the results of swabbing yoyos onto LBA plates. Of course this wasn’t an experimentally rigorous test and we can’t tell anything quantitative from it, but still it does appear that the “hand” swabs had visibly different community … Continue reading

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Lactic Acid Fermentation at Home

I’ve been fermenting a batch of cabbage to make sauerkraut, as well as a batch of Brussels sprouts to make (wait for it)… fermented Brussels sprouts. Yea, turns out there is not a special name for this delicacy. It has … Continue reading

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Why evolutionary narratives make me mad

Those of you who know me would know that I’m always complaining about popular science writing and reporting, and how they gloss over key points or (and this is my biggest pet-peeve) how they tend to misrepresent natural selection (I … Continue reading

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