Posts about Fuzzy Forensics


popcorn and jelly beans

It’s Popcorn Day!

Mmm…. popcorn. It’s a favourite treat around this house. It has also been dinner on more than one occasion, because¬†we don’t have kids, and therefore don’t have to worry about setting a bad example. ūüėÄ And according to daysoftheyear.com, ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Animal Adoptions – Fitness, Altruism, and Feelings

One of my weirdest experiences¬†as a scientist was doing a¬†maternity test on an elk. A female elk wearing a Jasper National Park ear tag had been found on an Alberta elk farm. Since it’s illegal to keep wild animals ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fuzzy Forensics, Kitchen Science, and a Bonus Holiday Freebie!

  Have a junior science lover on your holiday shopping¬†list? Here’s how to give them a special treat: Buy a copy of Fox Talk or Fuzzy Forensics from your favourite bookseller Email a copy of the receipt to shop@foxtalk.ca ... Read More  

Fox Talk: How Some Very Special Animals Helped Scientists Understand Communication by LE Carmichael Book Cover

Ten Random (But Fascinating) Facts About Dogs and Domestication (Plus, Holiday Freebie!)

Have a junior science lover on your holiday shopping¬†list? Here’s how to give them a special treat: Buy a copy of Fox Talk or Fuzzy Forensics from your favourite bookseller Email a copy of the receipt to shop@foxtalk.ca Include ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

The Lizards in the Luggage (And Bonus Holiday Freebie!)

  Have a junior science lover on your holiday shopping¬†list? Here’s how to give them a special treat: Buy a copy of Fox Talk or Fuzzy Forensics from your favourite bookseller Email a copy of the receipt to shop@foxtalk.ca ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Word on the Street!

I’m at Word on the Street today, at the Halifax Central Library. If you’re in town, come check out this amazing free literary festival. I’ll be reading at 2pm in the BMO Community Room. Stop by and say hello! ... Read More  

Forensic Science: In Pursuit of Justice by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fingerprints Still Solve More Crimes Than DNA

It’s true – DNA fingerprinting is an incredibly powerful tool for forensics, in part because DNA can tell us: if a particular person was at a crime scene (TV CSIs call this “getting a match”) the identity of a ... Read More  

Lindsey helps students do forensic experiments

So I Did This Yesterday…

And now I am exhausted. Happy, but exhausted. Have a great weekend, everyone! Read More  

reflections of tree branches

The Only Two New Year’s Resolutions You Actually Need to Make

Like most people probably did, I spent a fair bit of time in December reflecting on 2015 and thinking about what I wanted to achieve in 2016. I made a huge list of goals. And then, because I’m nerdy ... Read More  

Humpback Whale Migration by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Humpbacks Holiday in the Mountains

Umm, seamounts, that is. Just in case anyone was confused. ūüôā New research shows that¬†South Pacific humpbacks¬†take pitstops over sea mountains while migrating to Antarctica to feed.¬†Scientists don’t know yet exactly what the whales are doing there, but¬†I’m guessing ... Read More  

reflections of tree branches

Stuff Tech Support and I Talk About

Last week I fought a battle with a stuck drawer, and though I won, I came away with a nasty scrape that is taking its sweet time to heal. This morning Tech Support suggested that I rub an old ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fuzzy Forensics on Sale!

As many readers of this blog will¬†already know, the original publisher of Fuzzy Forensics went out of business last¬†summer.¬†Before that happened, the company had ordered a full print run – over a thousand copies, a mix of hardcover and ... Read More  

How Do Video Games Work? by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Come Visit Me at Hal-Con!

I’ll be at Hal-Con for the next three days, signing books, talking about science writing, and wearing some seriously geeky T-Shirts. You can find me at table E9 on the exhibitor’s floor. In addition to launching my newest children’s ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Fuzzy Forensics on CTV Morning Live

Thanks to Heidi and the team at CTV Morning Live for having me on the show today! I had a great time talking books and awards and Hal-Con, where I’m exhibiting later this week. Read More  

Lane Anderson Award

Press Release: Local Children’s Author Wins Lane Anderson Award, Talks Science at Hal-Con

Halifax author Lindsey Carmichael is the latest winner of the prestigious Lane Anderson Award for Canada’s best children’s science book. Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild, is described as ‚ÄúCSI meets Animal Planet for kids ages 10 and up.‚ÄĚ ... Read More  

Lane Anderson award winners, 2014

Fuzzy Forensics Wins the Lane Anderson Award!

If you’ve been anywhere near me on social media this week, of course, you already know this. By the time I made it back to my hotel room after the dinner where the announcement was made, author friends¬†had already ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics: DNA Fingerprinting Gets Wild by L.E. Carmichael - Front Cover

Major Writerly Milestone Ahead!

I am on my way to Toronto today to attend the Lane Anderson Award dinner. Fuzzy Forensics is one of three books on the shortlist in the Young Reader Category, and the winner will be announced tonight! It’s my ... Read More  

Fuzzy Forensics advertising

Sometimes the Data Mining Scares Me…

…because Google’s ad department¬†knows that I was looking up my own books on B&N, which is more than I really want the faceless internet to know about me. I’m a writer, after all. Some of the things I google ... Read More