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January 2014 - Posts

The Power of Two

Best Friends Forever
January 29, 2014 4:40 PM by Eleanor Wolfram
Who would have thought that the microbes in our gut are really our "best friends forever" (BFF)? Your stomach contains zillions of stomach microbes that consider themselves your "besties" for life. Research shows that microbes are established in the abdomen Read More...
Beauty for Burnt Plants
January 22, 2014 3:22 PM by Eleanor Wolfram
Somewhere in the Holy Bible, there is a phase "Beauty for Ashes." I have always loved this sentence, because it signifies that fresh new thing can be birthed out of destruction. Agricultural and genetic scientists are talking in similar terms these days Read More...
Alex Must Be Smiling
January 20, 2014 12:50 PM by Eleanor Wolfram
I am sure that somewhere, Alexander Graham Bell is smiling at the evolution of his telephone invention. Although he was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator I am more than sure he could not have envisioned that his "speaking" machine Read More...
CDC’s New Doodad?
January 13, 2014 2:59 PM by Eleanor Wolfram
The National Voluntary Environmental Assessment Information System (NVEAIS) is not a new fangled doodad, doohickey, or thingamajig government agency. In fact NVEAIS is the brainchild of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and will have Read More...
Big Bones or Bacteria?
January 8, 2014 2:51 PM by Eleanor Wolfram
In high school I had a friend who complained she could not lose weight because she was "big-boned." She figured her chubbiness was due to her genetic makeup. Since everyone in her family had fairly large body frames, their sizes supported her big bone Read More...