Domestication of the Modern Banana

From its radioactivity to its hazard in the world of cartoons, the banana is an item of fixation for many. Sweet, cheap, and versatile, it is often used as a primary source of potassium. But the bananas you pick up for 49 cents a pound at HEB are not the fruits you think they are. […]


The Magical World of Wizarding Genetics

The other day I was daydreaming about my favorite thing in the world, Harry Potter. Having recently completed a Genetics course, something occurred to me that never had before: Where are all the squibs? If you’re not a Harry Potter expert, a squib is someone born to two wizarding parents. The books details nearly 1000 […]