It’s April, the 4th month of year, and the month that is traditionally opened with April Fool’s Day! It’s also a month that we’ve said goodbye to many famous scientists, while also opening the doors to new people and discoveries. … More April Science!
I like to think of the person who might have discovered the effects of Acacia difficilis walking back to his tribe and saying, “hey guys, I can fish for all of you while sitting around all day!”
You can see the fish darting below the reflection of tall wattles and golden sunlight. They’ve lost their stunning yellow flowers and the long seed pods are beginning to harden. You’ve never eaten those seeds, but you’re curious, why not feed them to a fish and see what happens? … More A taste of Acacia difficilis
Time for random trivia to come in very useful. Do you know what temperature 277 degrees Kelvin is, and what substance is most dense at that temperature? Read on to find out more about this mystery molecule. … More Mystery Molecule
It’s International Biophysics Week! Biophysics is fairly wide field that encompasses pretty much anything that uses both Biology and Physics. Some biophysicists study proteins and molecular machines (AWESOME!) … More Biophysics Week!
You have sore eyes, itchy skin, running nose … an allergy. This post will not help you at all. But as your eyes begin to sting and itch, you can remember how it all works. Not much of a comfort? Well at least you can say along with me, “damn histamine”.
… More Oh no … not Histamine!
A lightyear is a distance unit equivalent to 9,500,000,000,000 kilometres, the distance that light in a vacuum will travel in a year. It’s also the total distance travelled by cars every year.
That statistic is absolutely mind-blowing. Light travels 299,792 kilometres every second and if most cars are travelling an average of let’s say 0.02 km/s (about 70 km/h) then that means that in order to travel a lightyear by car in a year then that means we have to have … 14,989,600 cars travelling at 70 km/h … ALL THE TIME! … More A Light-powered Lightyear
Sick of today? Want to live in the future? Here’s your how-to guide for travelling into the future using relativity (note: contains mentions of spaghettification) … More Relativity? Really not real-world.