What does a science writer have to do with dance? Well, explain the Physics (and perhaps some Biology as well) behind so many of these elegant moves of course! … More The Physics of Ballet
Yet another bacteria post … but these tiny unicellular organisms are so amazing! They’re the grave robbers of the micro-world, without moral values or ethics to prevent them from shamelessly collecting DNA from their dead companions. … More The Gene Thieves in Action
Using micro-thin circles and math to take photos? Welcome in the latest technology revolution! … More A Lensless Camera?
The world first heard about the dangers of DHMO on April 1st, 1983. However, it went almost completely under the radar until 1997, when a high schooler brought the matter to national attention in a science fair project. … More Deadly Deception: Exposing the Many Dangers of DHMO
Today’s problems could be solved best by tomorrow’s technology: quantum computers. And that tomorrow might be less than a decade away … More A beginner’s guide to quantum computing
Everyone has glued something together at one point or another and many of us would have seen wonderful little geckos climbing up walls and across ceilings with seemingly no trouble. But how? … More Everyday Chemistry- Geckos and Glue
We’re left with one more exciting field, the future of antibiotics and anti-bacterial mechanisms (totally nano-drills)!
And while many of these technologies are still in development stage, we may see significant advances before superbugs truly take over the world. … More A post-antibiotic world- The Future
So antibiotic resistance is terrible and this week we move onto a particularly interesting topic … what can we do about it, both collectively and individually? … More A post-antibiotic world- What can anyone do about it?
Small break in the antibiotic resistance series because of something very exciting …. I’ve been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Ewen Sommerville, another wonderful science blogger whose blog is as new as this one. I’m really appreciative of the nomination and I’d really encourage you to check out his blog, particularly if you’re … More Sunshine Blogger Award
So antibiotic resistance happens, but you may ask how much it actually matters.
Short answer: it’ll kill more than cancer within your lifetime … More A post antibiotic world- What’s the big deal?