“Big Chicken” book raises big problems

Factory farming, whether raising chicken or cattle or even fish, turns out to have unintended consequences. Author Maryn McKenna will talk about these consequences and her book, “Big Chicken,” at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 23 at the ImpactHub in Seattle. She’s likely to touch on the fish farm controversies of the Northwest, because cramming salmon into … Continue reading “Big Chicken” book raises big problems

Most Influential: Rick Horwitz of Allen Cell Institute

He left comfortable tenure at the University of Virginia about two years ago to lead the brand-new nonprofit Allen Institute for Cell Science here in Seattle—and he’s wasted no time. In April, Rick Horwitz, Ph.D., and his team opened the Allen Cell Explorer, a free scientific resource, accessible to anyone in the world, that has … Continue reading Most Influential: Rick Horwitz of Allen Cell Institute

Scientists shovel dirt in book for parents

Should you wash the pacifier, if it falls on the ground, or should you lick it off and give it back to your child? Two scientists tackle this – and hundreds of other questions about dirty and clean in the new book, “Dirt is Good: The Advantage of Germs for Your Child’s Developing Immune System.” … Continue reading Scientists shovel dirt in book for parents