Category Archives: science writing

World Oceans Day is Being Celebrated Today

June 8th is World Oceans Day, a United Nations-recognized day of ocean celebration and action.   This year’s theme is, “healthy oceans, healthy planets.”  The health of our oceans is critical to the health of our planets.  Covering over 70% of … Continue reading

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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Atul Gawande tackles one of the hardest conversations we have in society today–what to do at the end of our lives?   Many in the medical profession have always tried to prolong a life at any cost and at a huge detriment to the … Continue reading

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March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Multiple sclerosis or MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (such as numbness). With MS, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Brief History by Stephen Hawking

My Brief History,  written by Stephen Hawking is such an unassuming book about such a brilliant man.  With quiet humor and grace Hawking tell us the journey of his life from childhood  to his extraordinary success as author and physicist.  … Continue reading

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