The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny...' --Isaac Asimov
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Entries from March 2010

Mojave Desert Sampling

March 25th, 2010 No Comments

This week’s sampling trip to Zzyzx station in the Mojave Desert was excellent! I collected samples of hypoliths (light-using microbial communities living on the undersides of rocks), endoliths (light-using microbial communities living within rocks), and desert varnishes and crusts (light-using microbial communities living on the upper surfaces of soils or rocks). These communities are interesting […]

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