Quantum jumps? Instantaneously occurring, as Bohr and his quantum mechanics held, or do they take a bit more time, as Einstein suggested? … More Quantum jumps. Instantaneous or not?
Riemann’s work, first introduced on June 10th, 1854, provided the mathematical foundation of Einstein’s relativity. Without him, would we have the same level of understanding of spacetime and gravity today? … More Curved space?
The role telomerase and your telomeres play in the processes of ageing and in cancerous cells and what modern medical research is doing! … More Anti-ageing, cancer and more!
The fountain of youth? It once was a myth, but today the search for a ‘magical’ cure for ageing centres around the ends of our chromosomes! … More The Fountain of Youth?
Living in a mouldy home … is it a problem? Will it make you sick, or make your house collapse? … More Living in a mouldy home … is it a problem?
What’s up with your milk? And those long words on the side, homogenised and pasteurised? They’re different processes that make your milk safe and pleasant to drink! … More Homogenised and Pasteurised … what does it mean?
Science labs produce a shocking 2% of the world’s plastic waste. Why do they use so much, and what are they trying to do about it? … More On plastic waste in Biology labs
A bit of history and science regarding vaccines and their development (going back to the Chinese over 1000 years ago) to today’s medical advances in cell culturing and genetic editing. … More A bit of history and science regarding vaccines
We finally did it! Took a photo of a black hole. But how can you take a photo of something that doesn’t emit or reflect any light at all? … More Photographing the invisible
Book review: The Martian, a combination of great science with great writing … what more could you ask? … More Book review: The Martian