Tag Archives: barnacles

Oh, hi

I’ve neglected this blog, I know. It’s like a dead jellyfish washed ashore, melting slowly in the sun into a pile of formless ooze. With some crabs or something picking at it, probably. Unfortunately, today is not the day I … Continue reading

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Whale barnacles

I have a new story up on Scienceline on whale barnacles. Namely: How on Earth do barnacles get onto whales in the first place? The ocean is huge, barnacle larvae are tiny, whales are rare — it seems, as marine … Continue reading

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Parasite: A Love Story

Have you read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien? It’s an amazing book for a hundred reasons, but one thing that sticks in my mind is the way O’Brien describes love. (No, this isn’t going to be one of … Continue reading

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Scientists have literary moments too

Science papers can be pretty dry. It’s only natural: they have to present a lot of technical information, they use the specialized language that people in the field understand, and there are often tons of numbers. It’s hard to write … Continue reading

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