At the AAAS annual meeting last weekend I learned a lot, such as:
- How our preconceptions of viruses as nasty things may have thwarted our knowledge of the long list of positive interactions humans have with these microbes.
- How evolution changed us from furry creatures into lean, mean, skin-covered, sweating machines.
- And how we can now take pictures and make movies of atoms. Actual atoms.
One thing I did not learn is that I am not a great photographer. I have known that for a long time. In fact, if you couple my lack of photographic skills with my out-of-focus iPhone camera, the pictures of the atom have finer resolutions and were much clearer.
But I tried.