New book by Julia Scott features terrible early writing by established authors who really ought to have known better than to trust her with their work.More
There is a certain kind of bad writing that occurs when you are between the ages of 16 and 24 and have an audience of one. ‘Self-indulgent’ doesn’t begin to describe it, and in fact to do so would minimize the intense feeling of urgency of budding writers of a certain age who feel called to bear witness to our years of transition.More
I went 28 days without applying soaps, shampoo or deodorant while I tested out an invisible live bacterial body spray that promised to leave my skin feeling cleaner and more hydrated. Here’s what happened next.More
I got a very odd magazine assignment that involved applying live bacteria for a month — and giving up my normal soaps and shampoos. What did my co-workers have to say about my “bacteria experiment”?More
Global warming will dictate the world’s salad bar in the future – and scientists are rushing to prepare our produce.More
Could a breakthrough in radio tracking help solve colony collapse disorder by outfitting bees with tiny radio transmitters?More
Modern maple syrup collection is two-thirds technology, one-third nostalgia. As maple farmers get more sap from their trees than ever before, critics say flavor and tradition are disappearing for good.More
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