Review: And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara

One movie terrified me like no other in the 1990’s*: Alive. It was the initial flight scene that haunted me—the one where the passengers were sucked from the rear of the plane mid-air when it collided with a mountain peak. The visual of bodies violently suctioned from their seats like dust bunnies from the carpet by the force of a Dyson was disturbing enough to keep me awake that evening.

2017-08-26T22:28:14+00:00 August 26th, 2017|Anatomy, Book Review, Physiology, Science|Comments Off on Review: And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara

Review: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ

Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ by Giulia Enders My rating: 4 of 5 stars I chose this book because of the author, a rising, young science star, Giulia Enders. She did not disappoint. Gut is a fun, quirky and, at times, downright gross exploration of our digestive system. Who knew our physiology could be so entertaining? Take mucins, for example: "Mucins are proteins that form

2017-07-08T18:24:24+00:00 July 8th, 2017|Book Review, Medicine, Nonfiction, Physiology|Comments Off on Review: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ
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