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  • February 16 2021

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    One of the most commonly asked questions by Biologists is: “I want to analyze my data, but I don’t know where to begin.” Bioinformatics encompasses so many different field of analysis under its umbrella that it can be daunting to figure out where to begin, especially given how complex the analysis ...

  • February 12 2021

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    (This article was originally written in June 2019) There are plenty of books, apps, self-help guides, and “Gurus” who claim they can help you find your true love. However, can science help us find “the one”? Are there reasons for the saying “opposites attract”? Science has even investigated whether ...

  • February 2 2021

    Recent research gives insight into the coordinated microbial community flourishment and prevention of vital nutrients loss by barrier formation in plant cells.  By- Gargi Image credit: Jose Luis Unspalsh.com Plant-microbe interaction has been a widely explored area in the last few years. A new study...

  • February 1 2021

    Named Myotis Nimbaensis - or the Nimba Myotis - for the isolated Nimba mountain range in which they were discovered, a new bat species was first described in a Simmons et al. article published on the 13th of January this year1. The Nimba mountains are a mountain range in West Africa, at the borders ...

  • January 5 2021

    2020 has been a pretty quiet year, right? Not much going on in the news at all. All jokes aside, we’ve seen first-hand the importance of good science communication this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic taking over the headlines throughout 2020. We guessed you’ve probably heard enough about the pande...

  • October 1 2020

      As per the CDC, in 2018, an estimated 16 million people in the United States live with a smoking-related disease, and 1 out of 5 deaths is due to cigarette smoking. Smoking-related maladies can vary from cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, osteoporosis, and lung diseases like chronic obstruct...

  • September 20 2020

    Bethany Nichols is a computational plant scientist who engages in several crafts, from sewing and crochet to botanical illustrations and graphic design. We talked about how computational science can be used to predict seed dispersal patterns, how line graphs are overrated, and how creative skills ca...

  • September 10 2020

    Have you observed bright colored lights when rubbing your eyes? Have you seen transparent stringy particles floating midair when looking at the sky? Have you wondered if they are actually there? Or, are your eyes are fooling you? The answer is no; they aren’t there, but — your eyes aren’t fooling yo...

  • August 27 2020

    This is an original article written by Sophie Prosolek and published on www.theinfraredrum.wordpress.com. Please feel free to share this article on social platforms with appropriate credit to Sophie and her website. You can also tag Sophie on Twitter (@infraredrum) or on Instagram (@theinfraredrum)...

  • August 21 2020

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    I recently heard this line in an episode of popular American sitcom Modern Family, "sitting is the new smoking". It was an off hand comment but during the pandemic, lockdown and general office-style working, sitting has risen exponentially. What evidence is there that sitting is bad for our health? ...

  • August 7 2020

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         What is the best way to explain dark energy? We know it is somehow driving the accelerating expansion of the universe, but is it a mysterious form of energy? Is it a property of the fabric of spacetime itself? Is it an invisible force field? We come across these sorts of answers when we search ...

  • August 7 2020

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    BY NOW YOU HAVE ALL SEEN THE HORRIFIC FOOTAGE OF THE EXPLOSION IN BEIRUT WHICH OCCURRED ON THE 4TH AUGUST, INJURING MORE THAN 5,000 AND KILLING AT LEAST 135 PEOPLE (AS OF THURS 6TH AUG), WHILST THE SEARCH FOR SURVIVORS CONTINUES. HERE WE WILL DISCUSS WHAT IS LIKELY TO HAVE CAUSED THE EXPLOSION, AND ...