Antibiotics aren’t where the “resistance wars” stop. Fungicide resistance also poses a major health threat, causing death and serious illness to many. … More Destructive gardening … and why it’s a health problem
Why should you read?
It can make you smarter, improve your writing, vocabulary, memory and brain health and even help you live longer! Read on … More What Does Science Say About Reading?
Reading is good for you. Research shows that. And what reading could possibly be more exciting than reading about all the different developments in different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields! … More The 2019 STEM Reading Challenge
Only 1-2% of our DNA actually directly codes for protein and the rest was considered to be junk …. until fairly recently. … More Crash Course in Genetics: Is it all in the DNA?
Your genes vs your actual characteristics.
Confused? Is there a difference? Read on to find out … More Crash Course in Genetics: Genotype vs Phenotype
Why are you the way you are? You might have your father’s eyes, hair and personality, but be the height and build of your mother, or something a little bit different from either. It comes down largely to genetic inheritance … More Crash Course in Genetics: Inheritance
A gene has been traditionally defined as a section of DNA that codes for a protein or function, but modern science brings this belief into question. … More Crash Course in Genetics: The crisis in defining genes
What is a gene? Well … it’s complicated. There’s DNA and base pairs and proteins and some changes in what scientists actually think about it. … More Crash Course in Genetics: What is a gene?
Last week, on November 10th, it was World Science Day for Peace and Development. This event was established in 2001 and aims to promote the role of science in society and how it relates to peace and development.
And what would be a better example than that of Linus Pauling, an incredible chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry and a Nobel Peace Prize? … More Linus Pauling- World Science Day for Peace and Development
You’ve almost definitely heard about probiotics and how they’re amazing for your gut microbiota (which’ll help your overall health) and how you can get them in yoghurt and other foods or as tablets. Improving your health just by eating yoghurt instead of milk with your cereal sounds great, but the question is, do they actually help? … More Probiotics? The pros and cons