Author Archives: Catherine
This weekend I visited one of my best friends from my undergraduate days at Harvey Mudd College. The trip put me in a nostalgic mood, and I decided to see if I could dig up some of my school papers … Continue reading
I love pie, both the baking and the eating of it. I also love pumpkin, and so Thanksgiving always provide a wonderful opportunity to combine my two loves into one glorious dish. This morning, I happily pulled out my pumpkin-pie-making … Continue reading
As our first quarter as SciCom students nears its end, I realize I’ve been spending a lot of time staring at my computer screen. This weekend, a visit from my parents provided a much needed excuse to leave the digital … Continue reading
In preparation for a spring class in investigative journalism, my classmates and I began filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests this week. There is a certain amount of glamour in investigative journalism. Think clandestine meetings, code names, scandals, lies, … Continue reading
Last night the National Association of Science Writers held a ScienceWriters2010 welcome reception in the Peabody Museum of Natural History here at Yale. The entrance of the museum is graced with this terrific hanging squid. From airplanes to whale bones, … Continue reading
The otters our class saw on our field trip to Monterey Bay were awfully cute. But I have to admit there was a piece of my former engineer’s heart that was touched, not by the furry faces, but by the … Continue reading
I’ve always been fascinated by fluid dynamics. A New Scientist article about how tap water hitting a sink could be used to model white holes inspired me to compile some pictures of other everyday fluid flow patterns.