The Hot Koala

Last week, the image of a heat-struck koala in parched Australia inspired a tweet: And @Curt_Ames noted that ‘hot koala’ sounded like a good name for a cocktail. I agree. So I made a Hot Koala. My first version, without the Tabasco sauce or fresh mint, suffered from both a lack of heat and cool.…

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Tweeting Science

I was at a dinner recently and the conversation turned to social media.  Some of the parents around the table, almost all of them scientists, were lamenting the great life distraction of social media in its hydra-headed form – Twitter, Facebook, or any of the endless variety of virtual rabbit holes down which one can…

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