Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald

I believe that Helen Macdonald could be for the life sciences what Carl Sagan was for astronomy and cosmology. There is so much wonder, joy, curiosity, and passion packed into these essays, but also sorrow, nostalgia, and pain at the loss of so much life around us. The subject matter varies widely, from many species …

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 …