Like a Healthy Estuary, Social Interaction may be the Protective Habitat of our Mental Happiness. In the June issue, Coastal Review highlighted the importance of SAV, submerged aquatic vegetation to our coastlines. “SAV protects shoreline erosion, improves water quality and provides habitat for fish and waterfowl. It is critically important to the wellbeing of both … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: The Tiredness Virus
“Winning a conviction against a police officer rarely happens.” (highlights from National Public Radio’s All Things Considered) This week the trial of Derek Chauvin began and NPR’ All Things Considered ran a brief commentary which attempts to clarify issues but fails to fully explore and explain why convictions are so rare. The topic is too … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Update to our earlier post on Policing in U.S.
I was laid low by the second shot of the Moderna vaccine. With a sore arm and flu-like symptoms, while sleeping the better part of three days, I lost interest in food or friends—I could not stay awake. Moderna vaccine, while protecting me from Covid 19 closed the door to my usual ‘I live to … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: What We Learned from a Pandemic and Political Upheaval
"I don't know. It is a mystery..." to quote the pharmacist in the 1998 film hit "Shakespeare in Love'. And so it has been a mystery with the life of Argonauts in their pelagic zone since the days of Aristotle around 300 BC. I discovered the life of Argonauts in early 2020 when a 'just-turned-five' … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Octopod Sailors – the life of Argonauts
In the excitement of the 2020 Nobel prizes in chemistry, “for the development of a method for genome editing”, I became aware that I knew very little about Nobel prizes of past years. Yes, I knew that women are only infrequently awarded the Prize--so infrequently that of the 916 winners, only 56 have been women … Continue reading The CRISPR Nobel