Category Archives: Science & the Arts

Artist Lisa Nilsson creates anatomic art from paper

I came across the amazing anatomic artwork of Lisa Nilsson a while ago and asked the artist for a brief interview about her Tissue Series: Anatomical Cross Sections. Nilsson creates these works out of paper using a technique called quilling. … Continue reading

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New interactive microbiome exhibit at AMNH in NY

This is so cool– I’m a big fan of science education about the importance of microorganisms because most people (including scientists and physicians) do not appreciate how the ecosystem of our bodies and the ecosystems of our planet revolve around … Continue reading

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Science proves it’s impossible to roast a perfect turkey

During this week of Thanksgiving, a little scientific stress relief from ScienceThrillers.com (originally written for my “Science in the Neighborhood” column at Inside Publications). At least, I took it as a relief that roast turkey perfection is an unreasonable goal. … Continue reading

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Bad Bugs Book Club at UK university

If you enjoy the microbiology-themed reviews at ScienceThrillers.com, you should check out the Bad Bugs Book Club at Manchester Metropolitan University, led by Professor Joanna Verran who is known for her longstanding and active involvement with microbiology education, particularly for undergraduates. … Continue reading

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The Poisoner’s Handbook TV docudrama on PBS

A few days ago I posted my review of Deborah Blum’s fascinating science history book The Poisoner’s Handbook (my review of the book is here). I’d put the book at the top of my reading pile partly because I’d heard PBS was … Continue reading

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Microbiology video contest

When I was a kid, you could win prizes for entering essay contests. As I continue to post science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) contests here at ScienceThrillers.com, I’m seeing a trend away from written works to videos. Here is … Continue reading

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Thriller science: The Science of Monsters

Ever wonder if zombies are real? Or how garlic could repel a vampire? Maybe you’d like to ask about the nutritional content of blood, or the infectivity of lycanthropy (werewolf disease). On Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 5:30 PM Eastern … Continue reading

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Science fiction writing contest for ages 13-25. $1000 top prize!

I originally posted this back in July. This is a reminder that the entry deadline is November 14–still plenty of time! I just learned about an exciting new science fiction competition for youths (ages 13-25) that combines my two favorite … Continue reading

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