Laurel C. Allen
laurelcallen
5/25/15
1:32 PM
1

Strong antibiotics....ironically enough, antibiotics can give you the runs too

5/25/15
11:36 AM
4

wow. extremely jealous. grew up riding horses and it’s one of the things from childhood i miss the most. would love the challenge of partnering with a half-wild horse. can;t imagine how amazing it would be to see that countryside from a horse’s back “the way it was meant to be seen”

5/15/15
10:18 AM
1

Great article, Laurel! It drew me in and I enjoyed reading it. Made me want to go Lionfish hunting.

5/15/15
9:18 AM
1

The only enemy I can think of is those crooked fuckers who broke into my sea lab.

5/14/15
6:35 PM
3

The pressure differential at depth is less than that near the surface. It’s obvious the deep dive team know what they are doing.

5/14/15
6:10 PM
3

And you’ve eaten under water and worked at this depth how often compared to these guys?

5/14/15
4:13 PM
4

Of course lionfish are delicious. Why do you think ape-Riker was so keen to eat Livingston in that one TNG episode. Read more

5/14/15
3:34 PM
24

Pouring actual boiling water on the wound is very bad idea. While it is true heat denatures the protein, boiling water will cause a worse injury in the process. Quick research suggests that water should be 100-115 degrees which is really only just warm, not even hot. Read more

3/23/15
8:35 PM
6

Oh. Well if that's all it takes, then good news everybody: Andromeda's on it's way!...

3/23/15
4:55 PM
10

"So it's really fun, because you're in a place where you're respected and you respect the people that you work with to the point that you're trusting your lives to each other. And you do that together for long enough — flying jet aircraft at 600mph 3 feet apart, or going to a launch-pad where there's a fire — and

3/23/15
4:36 PM
8

There was a certain amount of cowboy in the early days when it was all fighter pilots, but "cowboy" is not a great attribute for an astronaut, because you can't do it by yourself.

9/5/14
3:57 PM
1

Went to Ecuador on a mission trip once. Some friends and I bought a couple of blow guns to use in dart wars. I got pretty good at using it to. I was really impressed with myself until I saw a native kill a bird in a tree that I could not even see.

8/27/14
2:52 PM
12

I hereby propose that it is absolutely, physically, mathematically impossible to build a happier looking car than a Mazda.

8/26/14
9:26 PM
1

I was initially thinking short sticks, just like a stub that fits in the palm of your hand like one of those self-defense things, but then the ants might get up them too fast to knock them off.

8/26/14
6:15 PM
2

Glad you asked as I read that the first time through as: "two legs per segment" instead of "two PAIRS of legs per segment"!

8/26/14
5:37 PM
2

Awesome series. Thanks for writing about your experiences! I had no idea places like this existed. It's so powerful to know that there really are others out there not just sitting around and hoping for something to be done, but actually doing something about it. It's these kind of stories that make me feel better as a Read more

8/26/14
4:19 PM
3

This has a been a wonderful series, well-written and photographed - fantastic work! Perhaps it's the Boy Scout in me but Indefinitely Wild kicks ass. It's informative, evocative, literary and artistic: a rare species itself in an online world chock full of both star and navel gazing.

8/26/14
2:36 PM
1

Awesome, again, thanks for the fascinating write up. Loved reading this series, and hopefully more from you down the road.