In a screening for a focus group on TV programming, I was asked a seemingly unrelated question: “If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go, money not being an issue?

The question left me tongue-tied for a moment. I thought of the 2017 Washington Post article detailing the gradual heat-death of the Great Barrier Reef. My brain recalled the haunting image of the corals slowly fried to alabaster. Scientists named the process coral ‘bleaching’ for the animals’ loss of color. …

Kyle Siegel

New Jersey grown, Midwest-based. Interested in the history and narratives of science, culture, and their intersection.

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