Credible Science News

Credible Science News

Where do you get your science news?  Finding credible sources for any news can be troublesome, and identifying reputable science news can be doubly difficult, especially since the lines between daily news and science news blur.  We know that facts are...
Defining Death

Defining Death

My Morning Musings: Defining Death This morning’s email inbox was full of doom and gloom: murder hornets are in Washington, COVID-19 death toll is rising, wildfires are decimating California, Iowa is recovering from the derecho, and Hurricane Laura made landfall as a...
Walls and Bananas

Walls and Bananas

Yesterday in history, August 13, 1961, East German soldiers began building the Berlin Wall, a foreboding structure whose purpose was to divide the city and its people between Soviet-controlled East Berlin and the democratic western section.  While a student...
Infectious Diseases

Infectious Diseases

My Morning Musings: Infectious DiseasesHere we are six months into life with COVID-19, and our anxiety levels are still understandably pretty high. Some of the biggest issues gripping our frontal lobe are wondering whether schools should open and in what capacity,...
Contraception – What’s it Good For?

Contraception – What’s it Good For?

Whenever I teach anatomy & physiology, there are two topics that garner the most interest:  nutrition and reproduction.  Perhaps the reason is because those topics are at the core of being human.  Last week, the Supreme Court handed me another...
Sex and Sexual Identity

Sex and Sexual Identity

My Morning Musings: Sex and Sexual Identity This blog has been marinating for a while, because there is so much to say, yet so much underlying biology to teach in order for any of it to make sense.  Today’s musing centers around sex and sexual...