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Author Archives: Madeline McCurry-Schmidt
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt People are incredibly curious about how turtles have sex. This blog gets fairly good traffic based mainly on the search term “how do turtles have sex.” I wrote about turtle sex once, about two years ago. Based … Continue reading
I’ll miss the sharks. I’ll miss the sea turtles and the manatees. These are the species that have my heart—and that’s not fair. In his 2013 book, Wild Ones: A Sometimes Dismaying, Weirdly Reassuring Story About Looking at People Looking … Continue reading
I recently moved from small-town Illinois to big-city California, and now a new article has me wondering if this move could have changed my genes. In this article for Pacific Standard, science writer David Dobbs explains how bees, birds and … Continue reading
I’m wrapping up my current job at the American Society of Animal Science. It has been a crazy couple of years, and I’ve learned so much. For example, a sheep’s placenta is very similar to a human placenta. That’s why … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt I’m in research mode today. I was reading The Disappearing Spoon last week (it’s a fun book, I recommend it), and the author mentioned that Rosalind Franklin used squid sperm in her DNA studies. The author didn’t … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Here’s a confession: I’ve never used a typewriter. I’ve also never dialed on a rotary phone or played a eight-track tape. I was a deprived child of the 1990s. One technology I don’t have a hipster-like nostalgia … Continue reading