The Transparent Brain

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Yet, due to its complexity and dynamic nature, researchers have much left to discover about this fascinating structure. Daniele Oberti via Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0   In April 2013, researchers at the University of Stanford published a Nature article that rocked the neuroscience community. The researchers had […]

When I grow up, I want to be a tongue

Hello people of the internet! There’s someone special I’d like you to meet. Everyone, meet this sex-changing, tongue-eating parasite. Sex-changing, tongue-eating parasite, everyone.

An Unexpected Diet – Carnivorous Plants

  Carnivorous plants are a quirk of nature that demonstrates nature’s true capacity for creativity and biodiversity.   It is quite common to see animals feeding on plants but rarely do we see it the other way around: plants feeding on animals!   Carnivorous plants are fascinating members of the Plantae Kingdom! They are astonishingly […]

Do you have spare change?| No, but I do have a spare kidney

An ordinary classmate conversation. Picture by author   If your car has a flat tire, you can change it with a spare tire straight away. But what if your kidneys fail? Or your heart? Do you have “spares” ready? You can trace back successful organ transplantations as far as the 1800s. Now, in the modernised […]

Why Enthusiasm Matters

Prospective: When you think of science what comes to mind? Maybe, but the image resonating with me contains a whole lot of THIS: Sometimes it’s easy to forget, what we’re being taught is BRILLIANT. Remember, some -likely long dead- scientist devoted A LOT of time to understand what we cover in a lecture. Learning shouldn’t […]