Science

How does hair get its color?

Estimated reading time: 7 mins (1295 words)   Have you ever gotten into a debate about someone's hair color? "Remember that blonde?" "Which blonde? You mean, Jessie? Her hair is light brown"  "No, it's clearly dark blonde"  "You need to get your eyes checked, that's light brown"  /end scene Same goes for dark brown to… Continue reading How does hair get its color?

Outreach, Science

Next level science camp: teaching kids about their genetics & genealogy

Estimated reading time: 3 mins (610 words) I've watched enough American TV to know that summer camp is a thing in the USA. I was introduced to it through the classic twin movies: It Takes Two and The Parent Trap. And the wondrous thing about American summer camps is that they don't just come in… Continue reading Next level science camp: teaching kids about their genetics & genealogy

Science

Surprise! Africans are not all the same! (Or why we need diversity in science)

Estimated reading time: 12 mins (2250 words) Last week, a research article was published on skin color variation within Africa. READ IT! It is great, well-written, and has amazing figures! I would actually show you some of those figures if I wasn't terrified of publishers coming after me for copyright infringement (look, I'm trying to… Continue reading Surprise! Africans are not all the same! (Or why we need diversity in science)

Science

Microscope mysteries and weird tree dogs (aka lemurs)

Estimated reading time: 6 mins (1089 words) Those of you who follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter may have noticed that I'm teaming up with my girl Maggie Hernandez to do an awesome special Hair Edition of Mystery Magnification for October! What is Mystery Magnification, you ask? Well, every Friday, Maggie uploads a photo she… Continue reading Microscope mysteries and weird tree dogs (aka lemurs)

Science

Beginner’s guide to hair growth & anatomy

Reading time: 9 minutes (1564 words) We all have to deal with our hair. Maybe you braid it. Maybe you wash it every day with the fanciest of shampoos. Maybe you've dyed it every shade of the psychedelic rainbow. Ooooorrrrrr maybe it's been a hot minute since you've grown a full head of hair, so… Continue reading Beginner’s guide to hair growth & anatomy