Should I Get on the Treadmill or Hang up my Shoes? The Science of Running

I think I have always hated running. I was the kid who sat in the grass while playing soccer, because why on earth would I run up and down the field? It made way more sense to just sit on the ground and wait for the ball to come back to me. I blame most... Continue Reading →


The Science (and occasional beauty) of Synchronized Swimming

Plastered smiles, eyes caked with make-up, pointed toes, silly bathing suits, shiny hair, and limbs flailing about. This is what most people envision when they hear "synchronized swimming". But this is what I think of. Since the age of 11, when I was first able to don a nose plug and flip upside down... Continue Reading →

The Science of Lactose Intolerance

While looking for something to write about this month, I tried to come up with something smart, something related to my research, or perhaps what it's like to spend a month at sea (seeing as I just spent a month in the North Atlantic). Instead I came up with my inability to digest dairy and... Continue Reading →

How The Unsinkable Ship Sunk

In less than a week I will be off sailing the high seas. Maybe not sailing per say, but I will be on a research cruise for about a month, travelling across the Atlantic Ocean, taking water samples and measuring lots of nutrients (they're really important to understanding the ocean, I swear!). Although I'm sure... Continue Reading →

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