Mark Cook discusses a question: Why do chickens grow faster in germfree vs. conventional environments? It was called the billion dollar problem. This investigation led directly or indirectly to discoveries such as a hairball formula for cats, a breath detection of infection for the critically ill, and much more. To date, the billion dollar chicken problem remains unsolved, but the chickens keep pointing to answers in different directions.
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Columbus and I Make Discoveries
BY CATHERINE ONYEMELUKWE
@ VOL 1
ON OCT 12, 2015
Catherine Onyemelukwe joined the Peace Corps in 1962, when it was a new organization, and Nigeria, where she was assigned, was newly independent.
Catherine's PechaKucha presentation on Columbus Day is connected to her memoir, Nigeria Revisited My Life and Loves Abroad, published in 2014. She shares her discoveries connected to Columbus and European "discoveries" of new land. Many Native Americans believe Columbus Day should be abolished, saying that to honor a man who "ushered in genocide against indigenous peoples as well as the transatlantic slave trade,” is not reason for a holiday. In 24 years living in Nigeria, Catherine discovered non-Western traditions that are rich and meaningful, just as Native American traditions are. Some were denied validity by British colonizers based on the Doctrine of Discovery, just as Native American's rights were denied by that Doctrine, first by the American colonizers and then U.S. leaders.
BY GRETCHEN BEDELL
@ VOL 14
ON OCT 17, 2015
"This is the stuff dreams are made of, which is why you should have chickens in your backyard because you can have experiences like these."
In "Because Chickens", from PechaKucha Williamsburg Vol. 14, Gretchen Bedell shares the hazards, perils, and general ridiculousness of suburban chicken keeping. She explains how her "Mexican ground parrots" as she calls them to circumnavigate the homeowners association's chicken ban. are basically just like fish for the backyard, but they lay eggs you actually want to eat. You bound to learn something interesting in this quirky PechaKucha, for example how one can actually reclaim eggs from thieving snakes.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015.
StartingBlock Madison - A New Place for Startups and Thinkers to Collide and Cooperate
BY CHANDRA MILLER FIENEN
@ VOL 16
ON FEB 18, 2016
Speaker Chandra Miller Fienen gives an overview of the StartingBlock Madison project. Opening in 2017, StartingBlock will provide a new place for area entrepreneurs and community to learn, build, hack, and grow successful businesses and next-generation thinkers.
One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon
BY RACHEL WALLACE
@ VOL 20
ON DEC 01, 2016
"It's not trying to be something it's not. It's not hiding behind anything else."
In One Designer's Brutal Opinion About a UW Icon at PechaKucha Night Madison Vol. 20, Rachel Wallace shares her fascination with Brutalism and her peculiar connection to the UW Humanities building located in Madison, Wisconsin. We learn how this building led her to appreciate this "raw" style of architecture.
Chickens, the gateway animal
BY ANNA HUNTER
@ VOL 31
ON SEP 14, 2017
In order to make sure her children grew up with a relationship with the land and their food this couple moved from East Vancouver to Eastern Manitoba to farm. Having never farmed before what could possibly go wrong? Anna Hunter shares.