Saturday, November 26, 2011
After enjoying the biggest cooking day in America and a Thanksgiving feast, I thought about the science of cooking. How do all those flavors blend just right? Well apparently, biochemist and food author, Shirley O. Corriher has been thinking about it a lot longer. She has been explaining the hows and whys of successful cooking for years. She has conferred with everyone from Julia Child to Pillsbury and written articles in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Go Science!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
On November 4, 2011 the Periodic Table officially announced 3 new named elements. Elements 110, 111 and 112 have been named darmstadtium (Ds), roentgenium (Rg) and copernicium (Cn). [It's about time Copernicus got more applause.] Check it out here.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I just finished reading and reviewing The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks in my bookclub. Not as much science as I would have liked, but the history of cell culture, vaccine development, cancer research, and patient information/rights was thought provoking. Culture change and public science education in the past 60 years was deeply intertwined with one family's history and growth. Interesting!