Tickling the Dragon’s Tail: The Danger of the Demon Core

The Demon Core Newton’s third law states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  It’s a basic rule of the universe, but it’s normally forgotten until bad news or a catastrophe serves as a stark reminder.  In the world of science, it’s typically the latter.  When running an experiment, every move … More Tickling the Dragon’s Tail: The Danger of the Demon Core

December Book Review: Collateral Damage

Collateral Damage By: Taylor Simonds Release Date: June 25, 2019 Rating: 5/5 beakers The things that’s been antagonizing the Supers has come into view from behind the building, and I can see the polished gleam of an eight-story-tall robot, with some human operating it from inside its transparent head.  A robot. Not for the first time, I … More December Book Review: Collateral Damage

November Book Review: A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow By: Laura Taylor Namey Release Date: November 10, 2020 Rating: 5/5 beakers “I spent all day yesterday making a freezer full of dough sheets for the next couple of week.” While he munches, I bring over a large oval bread loaf, perfectly golden with a split top running … More November Book Review: A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow

October Book Spotlight: Into the Drowning Deep

I’m not typically a fan of monsters in my horror stories. If there’s a book that’s exceptionally well-written and getting a lot of press, perhaps I’ll pick it up, but usually I’m more into psychological horror than teeth, claws, or tentacles. However, as I was creating my TBR-list for this Halloween season, I stumbled across … More October Book Spotlight: Into the Drowning Deep

Beautiful but Deadly: Poisonous Garden Plants

It’s finally fall here in the northern hemisphere, and while the cooler weather is killing off most gardens, some people are already beginning to plan their plantings for next spring.  While most gardeners are focusing on the most beautiful or bountiful flowers and shrubs, many may unsuspectingly be following in the footsteps of some special … More Beautiful but Deadly: Poisonous Garden Plants

September Book Review: The Bright and Breaking Sea

The Bright and Breaking Sea (Captain Kit Brightling #1) By: Chloe Neill Release Date: November 17, 2020 Rating: 4/5 beakers      “Now.” The word was barely a whisper, but the crew-who understood the way of things-was silent when she said it. She let go. The current caught the boat, thrust it forward, and the … More September Book Review: The Bright and Breaking Sea

The Most Magical & Mosquito-Free Place on Earth

I don’t know what it is about this summer-except that it seems like absolutely everything about this year has to go wrong-but I’m being eaten alive by mosquitoes. It’s not that I’m spending more time outside or spending my outdoor time in a different place, and I haven’t changed my diet/lotion/pregnancy status, so I don’t … More The Most Magical & Mosquito-Free Place on Earth

I Got the Horse Right Here: The Man Who Created Computer-Assisted Horse Betting

The 146th Kentucky Derby will look quite a bit different from its predecessors. The Derby, also known as “most exciting two minutes in sports” is the first leg of the Triple Crown races and is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May.  Recent years have seen crowds of over 150,000 spectators in Churchill Downs … More I Got the Horse Right Here: The Man Who Created Computer-Assisted Horse Betting

Everybody Loves Bourbon, Including This Fungus

Distilleries don’t make the best neighbors.  Sure, the convenience of the gift shop may save you a trip to the grocery store the next time you need some bourbon for your mint julep, and the buildings may make a pretty background for your Instagram pictures.  But the downsides may outweigh any benefits, especially when it … More Everybody Loves Bourbon, Including This Fungus