The Epigenetics of Aspirin's Preventive Qualities
October 3, 2016
Reading the Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
October 20, 2016
Hurricane Matthew may not have been the strongest storm to ever hit the Atlantic, but it ranks among the most destructive. Recent estimates from major banks total almost $10 billion dollars in damage and lost revenue from Miami to Virginia.
Bone Density Study Gives Forensic Investigators New Tool
September 22, 2016
All good forensics stories are stories of science. Whether the CSI folks are testing for matching fiber, Dexter is charting the physics of a blood spatter analysis or Sherlock Holmes is deducing where the killer is lurking based on the type of dirt found in the footprints at the crime scene, deductions from the smallest crumbs of evidence are the driving force behind these stories.
'Alien Signal' was Most Likely a Cosmic Miscommunication
September 15, 2016
There are hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. There are more than one septillion (the number one followed by 24 zeroes) stars in the observable universe.
Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons
September 9, 2016
In the human body, there are cells and there are cell-ebrities. The billions of red blood cells carrying oxygen through the body are not allowed to have a nucleus and thus can’t reproduce for themselves. Keratinocyte skin cells’ only job is to create a protein that will turn it into a stiff, lifeless scale to be brushed off the skin millions of times per day.