aka Well, That Escalated Quickly In July, I spent a break away from but near my home, not as a typical staycation, but in a hospital, for a case of cellulitis. No, not for “cellulite”, as many people have; but…
Written 23 January 2020; I’ve added a few later remarks in square brackets. With pandemic diseases sometimes causing huge death tolls – notably bubonic plague killing an estimated 50 million people in Europe alone during the 14th century, and Spanish…
There is potential for deriving virtually unlimited clean energy from fusion power, without the severe downsides of nuclear power based on splitting atoms apart.
Stunning fossils from Mesozoic Pompeii illuminate the dawn of birds.
Off-the shelf headsets and DIY implants can help get you started.
Frederick Sanger made pivotal contributions to studying the chemistry of life.
Like all scientific theories, Darwinism has been questioned and tested wherever possible. Among scientists, it has held up well, becoming a pillar of modern science. But this has not prevented attacks, chiefly from outside the scientific community.
Though “immune system” is a familiar term, there is still much to be learned about how our bodies defend against diseases.
Though we spend almost a third of our lives asleep, sleep science did not really begin till 1953, the same year the structure of DNA was discovered.
While last year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was for an esoteric advance in knowledge — theoretical work on sub-atomic particles, notably predicting the existence of the Higgs boson – the prize awarded during this past week was for a far more practical…