Be curious and always be critical – even of the things you hear in class! Continue reading Bloody diets and academic hogwash
Don’t freak out – this is not the plot for a #sci-fi horror, as it’s specific to a single-cell sized #host – an #ancient #amoeba, and definitely not to #humans. Phew! Continue reading Giant and infectious – an age-old virus found in the Siberian frost
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”
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?
The human skin is the biggest organ in our body and is also the biggest sensory organ. It is just as vital sensory organ as our eyes, ears, tongue and nose. Thanks to it, we are both protected to a … Continue reading Tickle me pink – what makes us ticklish?