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

It’s Alive! The San Diego Frozen Zoo and the Science of De-Extinction

The project began in 1975. Dr. Kurt Benirschke, professor of reproductive medicine at the University of California at San Diego, stepped into the position of Director of Research for the newly-developed Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species.  The Center was designed to serve as the research arm of the Zoological Society, and Dr. Benirschke’s interest … More It’s Alive! The San Diego Frozen Zoo and the Science of De-Extinction

Look, Ma, No Tracks! The Rise of the Trackless Ride System

Over the decades, Disney has been a leader in amusement park technology, from creating increasingly life-like animatronics to designing spectacular projection systems that bring characters and castles to life.  The amount of work that is put into new rides, attractions, or shows is evident whenever you’re in the parks, and the imagination behind each and … More Look, Ma, No Tracks! The Rise of the Trackless Ride System