Bring your indoor board games outdoors to your driveway with sidewalk chalk. Get active when you and your kids become the game pieces!
Childhood Cancer research deserves more funding in the United States.
Even an amateur artist can do a beautiful mural with these tips and tricks. Here's how we did cartoon character murals on our baby's nursery walls.
Does the average well-fed person need to take a multivitamin? Let's look at the facts.
Our favorite vegetarian meals found amidst an experiment to work in more vegetables to our diet.
An accompanying article to 'Why You Should Donate Platelets', this hub introduces the major components of blood and their functions. As well as a look at blood typing, the Rh antigen, and HLA typing.
A follow up article to Classifying Carciongens, here we'll look at three of the most notorious carcinogens- asbestos, trichloroethylene and hexavalent chromium.
It's that time of year to toast the old and welcome the new in music, movies, television and books. Forget real New Year's Resolutions! Let's make some Pop culture resolutions for the new year.
A look back at some highlights from three annual lists-Wikipedia's 2013 in Science, Top Ten New Species of 2013, and Centerwatch's list of newly FDA-approved drugs for this year.
A holiday-music themed head-to-head sing-off featuring classic and contemporary artists.
Book reviews of the similarly themed 11/22/63 by Stephen King and Life after Life by Kate Atkinson.
A look at the biotech company Myriad's mission for BRCA1/2 testing exclusivity and what the Supreme Court had to say about it.
When planning one's diet does it matter which sugars you are ingesting most? A look at the difference between metabolism of fructose and glucose in the human body.
A look into the pros and cons of a No Dairy Diet- includes descriptions of Milk Allergy and Lactose Intolerance as well as how dairy foods contribute to the cardiovascular system and bone health.
Part two of this article looks into the renewable energy sources for fueling our electricity, heat, and automobiles.
This article takes a look closer look at the oxidizing type of permanent hair dye and how it works on a scientific level.
A look at three of my current top authors- Jasper Fforde, Kate Atkinson, and Tana French with a brief description of their work and why I enjoy reading their books.
A look at how the existence of Cancer Stem Cells was proven for Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Breast Cancer. Also how these cells will change cancer therapeutics.
My picks for dependable authors to go to when I'm not sure what to read I feel like reading next. Includes descriptions of Alexander McCall Smith and Michael Harvey.
A look back at the history of Diet Drugs including a timeline of their approval and in many cases their recall. Also a look at their mechanism of action and cardiovascular complications.
An introduction to Nanotechnology- including the basics of what this platform is all about and a brief look at some of the medical applications.
A look into the Kansas case making headlines- a Sperm Donor is being called to court to pay for the child's medical insurance.
A look into Prostate Cancer and Cervical Cancer in terms of how Doctors screen for them, what the previous recommendations were for when to get tested for them, and how those recommendations have recently been modified.
A look at some of the top 2012 lists compiled for Scientific Discoveries- includes new drugs approved this year and new species.
My Pop Culture Year in Review for 2012. A look at my top picks for this year's television, movies, books, and music. Also my Pop Culture New Year's Resolutions for 2013, all the things I want to check out in the coming year. Happy New Year!
An introduction to the major non-renewable energy sources. Also a brief look at how electricity is generated and the various options for home heating.
A list of my favorite Holiday movies broken up into categories with brief description for each. Weigh in on your favorites as well in the comments section.
How things become classified as carcinogens as a primer to 'Three Notorious Carcinogens,' an accompanying article.
Sometime in the not-so-distant future will we look back at soda and realize its history is not unlike the cigarette? Will the day come when soda is proven to possess addictive properties and cause disease in the body?
A look into my personal experience with a recent stretch of unemployment. Including my tips for surviving this unexpected time out of work.
My collection of guilty pleasure, cheesy 80s flicks including 'Can't Buy Me Love' and 'Back to School.'
A look at the pathways involved in pain relief via over the counter drugs.
The second part of the series looking at the science involved in food and cooking. Here a look at what happens when chicken broccoli ziti is made.
A brief article posing the question- Does Facebook help motivate people to stay in shape?
Part one of a series looking into the science behind food and cooking. Discussion of essential nutrients in the human diet and their chemical composition gives way to an accompanying piece on cooking.
Defending competition reality shows-Top Chef, Survivor, and Project Runway by making the distinction between them and reality shows like Keeping up with the Kashdashians.
A how-to on hosting a potluck- including how to make some interesting flavored homemade ice cream.
If I were a screenwriter I'd get out my red pen and makes some edits to the following- The Hangover Part Two, Scream 4, The Proposal, and Funny People. This hub details how I'd trim, tweak, cut and out-and-out rewrite these movies.
Second part of an introduction to endocrinology. Here the chemical nature of a given hormone is used to predict its mode of action in the body. Also a look at feedback, common pathways used by hormones, and paracrine and autocrine signalling.
Introductory discussion of the Endocrine organs and their hormones. A brief look into some of the major functions of these hormones as well.
A look at my favorite cover songs, including Pearl Jam's 'Dock of the Bay' and The Sundays' 'Wild Horses.'
In-depth look into Hops, a major beer ingredient, also beer adjuncts, such as grains and fruit, a brief description of various types of beers, and alcohol content determination.
A comparison between Citizen Kane and The Shawshank Redemption posing the question: Are a person's favorite all-time movies dependent on their age?
The beer brewing process including a description of the main ingredients with an emphasis on the scientific details.
In honor of Valentine's Day, a look at essentials in a romantic comedy to make it a good one with examples of my favorites.
In celebration of Black History Month, a look into some of the early African American contributors to science and medicine in the US.
A brief look into tumor suppressor genes and oncogenes and how they, together, allow for a cancer state in the body.
A look into some interesting characteristics of mitochondria. Namely the presence of its own genome and the relevant fields of study including evolution and inheritance.
Chronicling my journey back in time, looking at classic books I've recently read- including some Charles Dickens and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
An article documenting the beginning of my journey into classic films- starting with Alfred Hitchcock and moving into others such as Citizen Kane and Casablanca.
A look at the active ingredients in Clorox wipes and Clorox Clean-up and a description of how they work on a scientific level.
A look at some of the questions that come up down the line when using a sperm donor for children. For example, will the child want to get in touch with the donor?
A brief look at reasons why fertility problems seem to be on the rise.
An overview of Platelet donation- who can donate, how it works, who benefits from it, and a comparison to whole blood donation.
My favorite books, music, movies and TV for the year 2011.
A brief look, with links for a further look, into some of the many scientific discoveries of the year 2011. Including the top new species list, the newly approved FDA drug list, and a comprehensive scientific discovery page.
A brief discussion of the origin of the world from the evolution stance compared to creation according to the Bible with the goal of determining if a person can believe in both.
A discussion about books and their onscreen adaptations-including Gone with the Wind and Girl,Interrupted.
Discussion of Behavioral Genetics primarily concerning the idea of a 'gay gene.' Also a comparison of behavioral genetics study design to more traditional experimental design.
Are our quintessential Halloween figures based upon real-life medical conditions?
A look into how clinical trials are designed. Including some examples of drugs that have an interesting history and unsafe drugs that were pulled off the market. Also cancer clinical trials are briefly discussed.
My two worlds collide, science and pop culture! A look at sci-fi films 'The Island' and 'Gattaca' in the context of exploring the scientific ideas portrayed in both movies.
A look into some of the suspected causes of Autism.
A closer look at the influenza virus and how it is so good at being so bad.
Does privately storing your newborn's blood stem cells make sense or is donation to a public bank the right decision?