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Food for Thought

Cannibalism is not some hotly debated topic, like gun control or abortion. Thankfully, there aren’t people running around eating each other all the time.  However, the topic is an interesting one to explore. 360 more words

Black Widow

The Genetics of Congenital Heart Defects Slowly Emerge from Down Syndrome Study

Down syndrome, of all the genetic defects people are born with, is the most common (as far as chromosomal abnormalities go). Down syndrome involves having a third copy of all or part of chromosome 21 (for those who do not recall we are typically born with 23 pairs of chromosomes). 703 more words


Super Resolution Microscopy

It used to be fact, and even children at school were taught one basic principle of light microscopy: it’s impossible to see things that are smaller than 200 nanometers – that is, a 200 millionth of a millimeter. 384 more words


Totem Soup Science - What is Aquaponics?

Here’s a good video on aquaponics from TEDx Talks. Simply put, aquaponics, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in aquariums or ponds) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

From The Man

I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like.

This article titled “Do cycle lanes increase safety of cyclists from overtaking vehicles?” popped on up on chemistry news feed recently. I couldn’t understand where the chemistry came into that question (are new bike lanes being made from some novel material? 300 more words