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What makes 2020 such a severe fire year for the western United States?

Ever wonder why there are good fire years and bad fire years when every year is a hot year? Climate change is important, but only part of the story. As climate variability increases with atmospheric carbon, annual variation may increase leading to more intense fire years following wet winters in the western United States. The […]

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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 […]

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How to Grow Your Own Food With No Space and No Money

It’s tough to grow food without a yard. However, a resourceful mind is the key to growing food sustainably without busting your wallet. It’s likely you already have the items in your own home to build your own urban food garden! This post overviews sustainable and affordable ways to grow your own food in small […]

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It’s Autumn in Texas!

It’s Fall! If you’re a Texas resident and you’re wondering what to plant, go NUTS. Fall is one of the most bountiful growing times in Texas due to mild temperatures. Frequent cold fronts bring in a lot of rain during the fall season, so many crops are sure to flourish. Some of the best crops […]

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How to Save the Bees with a Brown Thumb

We’ve all done it. The feeling of guilt when you realize you’ve forgotten to water. The mournful trudge to the crispy remains of your beloved plant. Fret not! You too can save the bees when equipped with the right plants.