Author Interview and giveaway: Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders

Check in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron, and enter to win a print copy! It’s the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family’s plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisiana. The Crozats have an inn full of guests for the local … Continue reading Author Interview and giveaway: Ellen Byron, Plantation Shudders

More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think – NYTimes.com

More Consensus on Coffee’s Benefits Than You Might Think - NYTimes.com. BE THE FIRST TO LEARN ABOUT PROMOTIONS, EVENTS, AND NEW RELEASES:  THE MUSUBI MURDER August 2015 Amazon / B&N /Powell’s /Audible / iTunes Share this:

How Lobster Got Fancy – one of the most remarkable rebrandings in product history

“Lobster shells about a house are looked upon as signs of poverty and degradation,” wrote John J. Rowan in 1876. Lobster was an unfamiliar, vaguely disgusting bottom feeding ocean dweller that sort of did (and does) resemble an insect, its distant relative. The very word comes from the Old English loppe, which means spider. People … Continue reading How Lobster Got Fancy – one of the most remarkable rebrandings in product history

SPAM musubis are gluten free, are therefore health food | Recipe with photos

If you're really on a budget, you can use the Spam can as a musubi mold. SPAM musubis are gluten free, are therefore health food | Recipe with photos. BE THE FIRST TO LEARN ABOUT PROMOTIONS, EVENTS, AND NEW RELEASES:  THE MUSUBI MURDER August 2015 Amazon / B&N /Powell’s /Audible / iTunes

Attention Citizen Scientists! ZomBee Update

Honey bees are crucial for over 90 crops grown in the United States. Apocephalus borealis, also known as the “Zombie Fly,”  parasitizes and kills honey bees.

ZomBee Life Cycle – Click to enlarge (warning: gross)

As the larvae grow and infect the bees’ brains, the bees become disoriented, walking in circles or standing motionless. Infected bees often act like zombies, leaving their hives at night and sometimes abandoning the hives completely.

Check https://www.zombeewatch.org/ for progress on sightings of Zombie Bees, and to find out how you (yes, you!) can help track the spread of the Zombie Fly.

Remember, First they came for the bees, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a bee…

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You can help to track Zombie Bees.  Or…”ZomBees”

[John Hafernik, a professor of biology at San Francisco State University, and his colleagues] have launched ZomBeeWatch.org, a citizen science project that allows people to help them track suspicious bee behavior and collect specimens.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/07/24/are-zombie-bees-infiltrating-your-neighborhood/

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