Preventing California megafires

They Know How to Prevent Megafires. Why Won’t Anybody Listen? — ProPublica: The pattern is a form of insanity: We keep doing overzealous fire suppression across California landscapes where the fire poses little risk to people and structures. As a result,...

Luck not science

Protests and Policing Will Worsen the Coronavirus Pandemic from The Atlantic mirrors my sentiments exactly. We are relying now on luck rather than science: But as the pandemic persists, more and more states are pulling back on the measures they’d instituted...

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Scientists need your help in fighting the virus. Time to be a hero. Proteins are long chains of amino acids that perform a vast array of functions within organisms. They differ from one another primarily in the sequence of their amino acids. These sequences typically...

The (Practical) Biological Impossibility of Non-Binary

NOTE: Society is coarse nowadays. What is Not Safe For Work (NSFW)? When everything goes, maybe nobody cares? Regardless, this brief essay is about sex, the language we use to describe reproduction. Human sexuality typically makes for mature reading. Depending on your...

Washing away our sins

How much water is coming our way via climate change is up for debate, but that it’s coming or that it’s a lot is not. “I’m a Republican, but I also realize, by any objective analysis, the sea level is rising,” said Jason Buelterman, the mayor of tiny Tybee...