Word A Day: Cleistogamy

It's starting to seem like I should call this 'word every other day', but, onward regardless! Here is the next one: cleis·tog·a·my klīˈstäɡəmē/ noun BOTANY self-fertilization that occurs within a permanently closed flower. A word I have never heard, in any form! Botany is neat, and biology of all kinds. I think in another life …

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The Martian (2015)

Ridley Scott's The Martian is an accurate, thrilling survival story that for ONCE portrays scientists as normal human beings (even cool, likable ones!), instead of amoral villains, sociopaths, socially crippled nerds, or emotionless robots. Problem solving is the hero of this edge-of-your-seat thriller, and realism is king. I don't have degree in any of the …