“Snowflakes, with their intricate patterns and captivating symmetry, are entrancingly beautiful and have become a ubiquitous icon of winter.”
Find out why these ice crystals are so beautiful, and if every ‘flake’ truly is unique.
—– —– —– —– —–From ‘To See Science’, Dec 24, 2012
“The distanced and disinterested way of communicating science is not only a custom of academic journals, but it’s also the preferred tone in educational texts. The invisibility of the author…gives the sense that neither bias nor culture nor personality will affect the content’s purity and objectivity. In hiding behind a removed intimacy with the subject and reader, however, it reinforces the misconception that science is devoid of any human ingenuity or influence…”
—– —– —– —– —–From ‘Science Hubb’, Dec 28, 2012
“We like to think of ourselves as an individual, but the truth is we are never alone. We are a buzzing hive of bacteria and other microbes that make up our ‘microbiome’. They eke out a living in whatever niches they can find, our skin or parts of our digestive system; we are an ecosystem…”
Uncovering the viral “fifth column” and the search for new antibacterial weapons within our own ecosystem.