Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cannonball Read #3: The Countess Conspiracy, by Courtney Milan

Sebastian Malheur is one of the most revered naturalists of his day… and one of the most reviled men in England. After all, he gives public lectures about reproduction and genetics and that is simply Not Done in polite company. … Continue reading

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Cannonball Read #2: The Heiress Effect, by Courtney Milan

One of the comforting things about reading romance novels is knowing that they’re going to have a happy ending. The Heiress Effect was interesting because for a while there, I honestly wasn’t sure whether Jane and Oliver would actually be able … Continue reading

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Cannonball Read #1: Defy, by Sara B. Larson

Sara B. Larson’s Defy tells the story of Alex Hollon, the best fighter on the prince’s royal guard. There’s just one catch, however — Alex is actually Alexa; she and her twin brother Marcel lied about her identity so she could join the … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Nobel Prizes, Part III

We’re down to the final stretch of women who have won Nobel Prizes in science. These five women are the most recent Laureates in Physiology or Medicine and have made astounding contributions to our knowledge of embryonic development, our sense … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken: Have No Fear!

For some reason, roasting poultry has a bit of a reputation as being a terrifyingly difficult endeavor. The first time I cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving I was so nervous, but it actually turned out to be much easier than … Continue reading

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Women in Science: Nobel Prizes, Part II

Two weeks ago we learned about the five extraordinary women who have won Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry. There are no fewer than ten women who have been awarded for their contributions in Physiology or Medicine, so this week … Continue reading

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My Favorite Slow Cooker Burritos

Burritos are one of my favorite comfort foods. Growing up in Texas it was always easy to find good Tex-Mex, but now that I live in New York I’m pretty much stuck making my own. But with a recipe this easy … Continue reading

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