Archive for October, 2014

In many ways, Harry Potter had a pretty brutal life. He was orphaned, had abusive foster parents, and a spooky nose-less dude with a huge-ass snake tried to kill him all the time. Harry Potter had to fight hard for years against tough odds, and that’s metal. And though being a scientist is also metal, […]

The Invisible Chefs

Posted: 3rd October 2014 by Metal Chick in Food, Microbes, Outreach, USA Science & Engineering Festival

How do you take a mundane family festival and turn it metal? Just add science. Last spring, I was lucky enough to participate in the United States Science and Engineering festival in Washington DC. I traveled there with Harvard’s Microbial Science Initiative, running a booth about the helpful microbes that help make a lot of […]