Topic: genetics

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Busted door knobs, broken heels, and cracked glasses are a few things that can be fixed using super glue.  The quick bonding adhesive works on nearly everything, perhaps that's why this glue is considered to be super.  As amazing as this glue is it still can't be used to help us...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Every event in the universe that we have been able to observe is deeply entangled with time.  Time's forward impact has an influence on everything from the forming of distant galaxies to the wear and tear within our cells.  The impact time has on us is called aging.  This is a...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

Monday, October 14, 2013

The human nose does some pretty amazing things. It can play vital roles in how we communicate with facial expressions; it hangs out with groovy mustaches, and of course helps us detect smells. So what happens when something goes wrong with it? Can we replace our noses?  We...

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Every living thing on this planet is subject to evolution and extinction. The natural evolutionary process dictates the beginning and end of various species. So, what happens when we start to advance our technological capabilities and introduce the process of de- extinction?...

Monday, July 1, 2013

For a long time humanity has employed animals to assist us in living a bit more comfortably. We’re familiar with the use of cows, horses, and dogs, but what about cockroaches?  Throughout human history animals have played an important role in our technological progress. For...

Thursday, May 16, 2013

For about 200,000 years humanity has been making its way from Africa to just about every corner of this planet. The study of our past helps explain the evolution of life here on Earth. We’ve put a lot of time and effort into digging through the past and have constructed the time...

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Science is the process by which we can ask and answer questions about our natural world.   Everything from your most routine activities all the way to the quest for our universe’s origins are fair game for the field of science!  So, lets put science to the test and...

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