6:45: A piercing scream. Younger child is awake and politely asking for a cup of milk. I stumble downstairs and fiddle with the microwave whilst dodging small cars on the kitchen floor. 6:47: I hold and feed the child. All is quiet.
“I’m like freaking myself out more,” I said, adjusting my sunglasses as they threatened to tumble from their perch atop my head. “I know, exactly, that’s why we’ve just gotta do it,” Jalyse agreed, coaxing me along. I looked at what was in my hand, and my stomach churned, nearly triggering my gag reflex.
Not all of the best science stories are actually stories; sometimes, the most interesting, mind-bending science comes in the form of short facts. My professors would always frame these facts as cool tidbits to bust during cocktail parties to wow and amuse the other guests, which shows both how nerdy they were (not a negative […]