Female menstruation or sexual attraction are two of the processes that may be affected by pheromones in humans. Spoiler: one of them is not.Read more "Human pheromones"
Viruses. Live beings or very complex molecules that replicate? Let’s find outRead more "What is life? Are viruses alive?"
It’s not new, but it’s NOT getting better. But why is this happening? Pesticides, monoculture, mites… Find the reasons here.Read more "Why are bees disappearing?"
A gecko walking up a glass. A frog with a hexagonal structure at its toes. And a Dutch scientist with a very long name as explanation.Read more "Defying gravity. Gecko pads, tree frog toes and Van der Waals forces."
Experimenting with food has the benefit that you can eat your samples…sometimesRead more "The yogurt adventures"
Yogurt, bread, beer, wine, bakery products, pickles… Fermentation is a pungent world , but what is it exactly?Read more "Fermentation. Waste products of pleasent flavour"
Cheating mutant bacteria inoculations could be a bio-treatment for chronic infectionsRead more "Bacteria cheating each other. Cheatobiotics"
How many times have you heard about margarine being a nice alternative to butter? Let me tell you it is not. But why?Read more "Bad, bad margarine. Fats explained in 3 points"
How much you think you know about color? What if I tell you there’s no blue pigment over these butterfly wings?Read more "Structural color. The butterfly wings iridescent secret"
The Fleming fortunate mishap that led to the first antibiotic developmentRead more "The beginning of the antibiotics age; the penicillin discover"