Workshop at the Grand Challenges meeting in Addis Ababa

It was great to see accomplished scientists from around the world so excited about science. It’s sometimes easy to get caught in details of our research and forgot how much we love science and discovery ! I hope that all the people present at this workshop will say “hi” at the bottom of this post…

Mystery embryos in a jelly sack

At a fountain inside the UNCC campus in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) – I found a floating jelly in the water. It was a big surprise to see for a simple reason – I have never seen an egg sack that feels like jelly that does not belong to a marine invertebrate. But here I was…

Sidama yoghurt

Fresh cow's milk yogurt (stained) made in kitchen of Common River School at Aleta Wendo, Ethiopia.

Common River School, Aleta Wendo, Ethiopia

Assembling demonstration Foldscopes before workshop with teen volunteersGrade 4 students view plant pollen with microbiologist Dave KyselaMicrobiologis Dave Kysela of Université de Montreal shows students how to assemble a FoldscopeGrade 5 students view human hairs!Common River School science teacher helps a student view the sample.Grade 5 students of Common River School Dr. Kysela explains how...