Lynette M. Burrows discusses what The Andromeda Strain, Project Hail Mary, and extremophiles have in common. Survival is part of the answer.
In my series, the Fellowship Dystopia, is an alternate history with speculative fiction. But science is catching up. Is it Real Life or Science Fiction?
In Greek mythology there was a fire-breathing, three-headed she-monster with the body and head of a lion, a goat’s head coming from the lion’s back, and a serpent for a tail. Called KHIMAIRA (Chimera), the Greek hero, Bellerophon killed her. Today the chimera is no longer a myth but a reality. Here is the good,…… Continue reading The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Genetic Chimera
The first mammal cloned from an adult cell, Dolly the sheep. In 1997, The Roslin Institute introduced Dolly to the world. It caused a frenzy of attention. In the twenty-five years since Dolly’s birth, we have cloned many more species of animals with little fanfare. In February 2021, scientists announced they’d successfully cloned the first…… Continue reading The Legacy of Dolly the Sheep May Be Your Future Health
Putting up the Christmas tree is one of my beloved holiday traditions. For many years, I went to a tree farm a couple of weeks before Christmas. We’d cut down a tree, bring it home, and decorate it. I wasn’t mixing holiday traditions with science back then. But the science of Christmas trees is fascinating. …… Continue reading Mixing Holiday Traditions With Science