DNC 2016

We caught a glimpse of the grandeur as we arrived into Philadelphia's 30th St. train station, huge navy "2016 DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION COMCAST/NBC" banners unfurled along the walls. But the drive—and the walk—up to the Wells Fargo arena was rather unassuming. No thousands of protesters lining the streets. Cars crawl into the Philadelphia sports complex in organized fashion, like ants, unloading their … Continue reading DNC 2016

Thanksgiving Flight Patterns

The New York Times recently published an article summarizing Thanksgiving flight patterns using data collected from Google flights. Interestingly, it listed Miami, FL, followed by Orlando, FL, as the two most popular flight destinations in the week leading up to Thanksgiving. Not only might this reflect people's tendencies to visit warmer destinations, but also (if people congregate at the … Continue reading Thanksgiving Flight Patterns

FDA Approves the First Genetically Engineered Animal for Food Use

In case you don't get email updates from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the administration announced today that genetically engineered AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as non-genetically engineered salmon. "After an exhaustive and rigorous scientific review, FDA has arrived at the decision that AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any … Continue reading FDA Approves the First Genetically Engineered Animal for Food Use

I started this blog because I think we’re on to something.

Never before has the world focused so much attention on antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance? The term sounds like jargon only scientists would use – it is, in fact, a scientific term, relating to the ability of microbes to survive in the presence of antibiotics – but given its recent overwhelming rise, it is a term that is relevant … Continue reading I started this blog because I think we’re on to something.