Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Iron Baby

Strong willed she is, especially when it comes to resisting a nose wipe, preventing a toy from being pried from her grip, or chasing after the tiniest piece of dirt on the floor. But Keira is an Iron Baby in … Continue reading

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My science of pancakes

Being a scientist is both a blessing and a curse. I’m grateful that I have acquired some of the analytical thinking skills required to weigh the evidence at hand. I like thinking about causality and recognising alternative explanations for phenomena. … Continue reading

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My favourite bacteria

For a long time after I got back into swimming, I’d be sitting in my office and think that I could smell a turkey roasting. 9am in my (mostly) deserted building, and I would smell turkey. How did we just … Continue reading

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Food to sink your (milk) teeth into

It’s surprising how much of our early life is spent on teeth: growing them, brushing them, losing them, growing new ones, and so on. I have a distinct memory of my older brother, also named Jeff, convincing me to tie … Continue reading

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Porridge made sliceable

As a kid, I occasionally ate those packets of instant Quaker oatmeal. I liked the apple cinnamon variety. I haven’t had one of those packets in years, but I inadvertently replicated the flavour last week when I stirred some of … Continue reading

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