Daisy Bateman

Science: Marching Ever Onward

I was reading the news roundup in Nature today when I came across this little item, and I just had to share. From the latest issue of Cellular Microbiology: Scientists may have identified a step in the evolutionary path that produced the bubonic plague. Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is … Read more

March Madness, Here We Come!

Caltech Men’s Basketball Team Wins First Game In Ten Years The funny thing is, their last win seems to have happened when I was a sophomore, and yet I remember nothing of this momentous occasion. (Ben? David? Help me out here; was there a party and I just wasn’t invited?) I do remember that CNN … Read more

World’s Tallest Man Saves Dolphins

From Nature: The world’s tallest man, Bao Xishun, was called in to save two dolphins that had swallowed plastic shards at an aquarium in Fushun, northeast China. After surgical instruments failed to remove the sharp slivers, Bao used one of his 1.06-metre arms to reach in and extract the chunks from the dolphins’ stomachs. As … Read more