On a hot, summer afternoon in Madison, Wisconsin, I went to take the garbage out. I tied up the loose ends of the bag and took it out. Simple as that. But when I came inside, I looked at the inside of the garbage can and was horrified to find hundreds of maggots.
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Over one million people die each year from a deadly animal. Can you guess the animal? I’ll give you a hint; the animal adds a buzz and a bite (or two) to otherwise delightful summer evenings. Do you know the answer?
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The other day, I searched the internet to figure out the economic cost of arthropod vectors. These are diseases that can be transmitted through arthropods – invertebrate animals with an exoskeleton, segmented body, and jointed appendages. If you are like
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Sometimes, when anticipating the arrival of an important email, I find myself constantly checking my inbox. Occasionally, if a few hours go by without receiving a new message, I start questioning whether my email is working! While questioning my inbox a few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email invitation from the Yale Pathways to Science Program.
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If I wanted to know about you, dear reader, what stories would you tell me? Would you tell me about your passions? Your dreams? Your jobs?
For me, the source of my passions, my dreams, and my jobs revolves around science.
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