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Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in The Tenacious Telomere | 0 comments

I started writing my last blog post (the one about some of my favorite Arizona arachnids) a few days ago, but felt uncomfortable publishing what I’d written. After I pushed the publish button, and the post was on its way, I pondered why I’d hesitated. I was reluctant to post because I thought the topic — bugs I’ve known and been fascinated by — might be considered trivial or silly. I thought wrong. My first science book was a Golden Nature Guide about bugs — a gift from my grandmother. I remember the cover of the book — lemon yellow, with an assortment of crawling and flying creatures pictured on the front. I remember a red-orange butterfly, at least one beetle and a green katydid. Bugs (and I use the term “bug” loosely) became my science gateway drug. The...

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From the Tenacious Telomere

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017 in SLIDER, The Tenacious Telomere | 0 comments

Dear Readers, I haven’t blogged here in a while because for nearly two years I had another blog, The Tenacious Telomere, at the now defunct English-language version of the SciLogs blog network. I’m re-emerging like Rip Van Winkle and will begin posting here again, starting off with posts from my archived SciLogs blog. I’m glad to be back, and hope to provide you with entertaining posts. Thank you for your patience during this transition...

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Rattlesnakes in the Sonoran Desert: Close Encounters With The Venomous Kind

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in SLIDER, The Tenacious Telomere | 0 comments

Spring weather is here in the Sonoran Desert and, although I haven’t seen any, I hear that the rattlesnakes are out.

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