Getting the “quacks” in a row! I was wondering if it’s worth it for me to jump in the messy fight with quackery and pseudoscience in my pristine-all-sciency blog (pat-pat). Then, I figured – I am already doing it on … Continue reading The onset of reason, part 0.1
Today, we’re going to look into another type of fascinating #parasite – one with a rather morbid taste – for #blood and #tears. Continue reading Bloodthirsty butterflies (Amazing parasites, part 3)
More is not always better. Viruses know this best! Continue reading Genetic minimalists – the “one-gene” virus
I haven’t planned my blog to be educational per say, but the other day I stumbled on a thought that was equally ridiculous and fascinating. As I was aimlessly browsing Quora the other day I came across the question “How … Continue reading Protein structure for foodies
Spacial navigation, mind-maps, GPS #neurons and the secrets of the #hippocampus.
#incubatorium Continue reading “Going off the grid” without grid cells in the brain is virtually impossible
Scientists were able to unravel one more of the many secrets of DNA and learned more about the cunning of living organisms in regard to protecting their genetic material from damage. Continue reading DNA – much more than a simple “double helix”
Spread, infect, intoxicate, poison, reproduce – spores 101 Continue reading SPORES or how I busted Dr. Geller from “Friends”
This comes as a total surprise and one of the coolest things to happen to me in professional aspect in a long while – I got nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award by TheNexusScienceBlog! Thanks a ton for the nomination … Continue reading Nominated for Blogger Recognition Award!
Giraffes are tall. Only their neck is longer than every person walking on Earth… By a quarter of a human… Ok, if you want the actual number, a giraffe’s neck usually stretches to 2,5m! And yes – they do still … Continue reading What makes a giraffe?
Noble gases are the chemical equivalent of a teenage kid quietly sitting in its room and not saying much in the school cafeteria, while its friends go party like there’s no tomorrow, and then grows up to be the most promising Student Government President and an amazing scientist.
When we get tired of big bangs on atomic scale and fireworks on molecular level, it’s time to look up the “quiet guy” and see what knowledge for the micro- and macro-universe he can give us. Go, Xenon! Continue reading Xenon – the miracle molecule