No Refund for Bugs

I spent last weekend off the grid at a cabin in Hocking Hills. Packing up four adults, two dogs, and a 2-year-old may not have been the best idea we ever had, but it worked out. Before I came out here to Ohio, the whole “cabin in the woods” horror movie cliché thing was foreign

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You know you want to check out the rest…. Exquisite photos. I may be ordering some prints (now that I may no longer be dirt desperate uninsured poor!) if I can figure out how.

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Is it a good sign or a bad sign that I haven’t actually sat down and figured out which bugs do what and how and whatfor on Umayma until I starting writing book 3? Ah well. There’s a spreadsheet now.

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My Crazy Book Bugs Are REAL SCIENCE!

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can give you a severe case of food poisoning or, with a little genetic engineering, a useful plastic. Scientists at San Diego–based Genomatica, Inc., have announced success in manipulating the bacteria to directly produce butanediol (BDO), a chemical compound used to make everything from spandex to car bumpers, thereby providing a

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