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Microbiology

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    Red Tide Season is Upon Us: Oysters and Fish Beware

    Beware the red tide. That may sound like a pseudo-biblical warning, but the nasty algae that goes by that name is already popping up in Texas waters this season. And you know what this means: Oyster season, that magical time of the year when we can eat raw oysters fished out of Texas waters, is in d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2014

    Galveston Bay Closed to Shellfish Harvesting Due to Dinophysis

    The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of other things. Not because we want to go and eat all the oysters up, a la Lewis Carroll, but because right now is decidedly not the best time to go oystering in Galveston Bay. As of Thursday, parts of Galveston Bay will be closed to oystering due to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    After $100 Million, Exxon Backs Off Algae as Fuel

    Once upon a time -- way back in 2009 -- Exxon Mobil announced they were putting a whole bunch of money into algae. Yep, they were going to turn the goopy seaweed-type stuff you find in the ocean and washed up on the shore into a biofuel that would replace fossil fuels. And it still might happen, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    As It Was Written: The Red Tide Riseth from Sea, Kills Thousands (of Fish)

    Some Biblical-type shit has struck Galveston, killing hundreds of thousands of fish and littering the beaches with their carcasses. The first dead washed ashore on Friday, and it wasn't until Monday afternoon that scientists gave this hidden killer a name: The red tide. It's composed of microscopic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Food Fight: Battle Bottled Green Smoothie

    I blog a lot about booze and other processed beverages, but once in a while I really do try to drink something a bit more healthful, like milk, juice (100 percent) and water (the non-coconut kind). Smoothies might be more regular members of my healthful drink rotation if they weren't so darn expen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Galveston's Red Tide Appears to Have Dissipated, Oysters Recovering

    Photo by mintprofusionOysters affected by red tide are toxic to humans.​On January 27, two small portions of Texas Gulf waters were conditionally opened to shellfish harvesting after a red tide epidemic forced the indefinite closure of oyster season in October. San Antonio and Espiritu Santo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Top 5: Foods Best Eaten Alive

    Photo by GroovehouseOysters on the half shell at Gilhooley's.​While I'm not a full-on advocate of the raw food or paleo eating movements, I have to admit that both have their strong points. Many foods are, in fact, better left uncooked. And some are flat-out best eaten at their most uncooked: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Shanoop and Sandra Kothari: Alcohol Swabs with Bacteria Killed Our Child, Lawsuit Says

    Alcohol swabs trigger federal suit​The parents of a two-year-old Houston boy who died after coming into contact with contaminated antiseptic swabs are suing the manufacturer of the swabs, which have been subject to a recall. In a federal wrongful death suit filed Sunday against the Triad Grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Brew Blog: Le Petit Saison Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Co. of Boulder, Colorado

    ​Regular watchers of Brew Blog will know that we're big fans of Belgian beers. Now, given that it's such a small country, you'd be forgiven for assuming that Belgium has about five beers. But during a visit there a few years back, we were told that the country lays claim to 692 styles, a numbe ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2010

    “Roberto Del Rio: Bacilli Dreams”

    The Mexican artist remembers his childhood through imagery

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Brain Toniq

    ​Advertised as the "clean and intelligent think drink," Brain Toniq at first reminded me of those cure-all potions sold by itinerant quacks in the early nineteenth century. I spotted it on the shelves of a local health food store and, feeling a bit fuzzy-brained from reading too much Bruno LaT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Brain Toniq

    ​Advertised as the "clean and intelligent think drink," Brain Toniq at first reminded me of those cure-all potions sold by itinerant quacks in the early nineteenth century. I spotted it on the shelves of a local health food store and, feeling a bit fuzzy-brained myself from reading too much Br ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2009

    Aurora Picture Show Video Salon

    Teenage filmmaker Emily Hagins shares her zombie-movie experience

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    An Algae Farm Near The Ship Channel? Why The Hell Not?

    You know what the Ship Channel area needs?Besides a whole lot less pollution, we mean.It needs a good farm. An algae farm, in fact. That's the thinking of a Nevada company, which has announced plans to build a 20-acre algae farm near the Channel if it can get some financing from the federal governem ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007
  • Dining

    April 13, 2006

    Make Mine Moldy

    Dharma Cafe

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Wretched Excess

    Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich

  • Culture

    December 19, 2002

    Liz Ward

    Through January 4

  • Dining

    December 19, 2002

    The Pig's Nose Knows

    It's time to try a tiny bit of truffle

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Buyers' Remorse

    The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.

  • Dining

    July 19, 2001

    Science Made Easy

    How to avoid bacteria this summer? Don't eat shit.

  • Calendar

    February 1, 2001

    Your Friend, the Germ

    Microbes are the stars of this exhibit

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    It's Alive!

    Frankenfoods may be genetically altered, but are they really dangerous?

  • News

    August 3, 1995
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