A collection of 88 posts
Can politics coexist with science? Sometimes, we have to make a choice.
The moon has had an impact on art and science alike. What makes this luminous blob so enticing?
How is modern science helping us reconnect with the past?
Those moments of being dismissed as too young and inexperienced? I hope they keep coming.
The precursor to today’s sweets were actually plants. And the originals could soon be back to cure you.
What if we could see music and taste textures? That’s exactly what synesthetes can do.
Why does most airline food taste bad? And what doesn’t?
If you could, would you design your next baby with enhanced intellectual, sporting and artistic abilities?
How does an electric guitar produce sound?
One person’s weed is another person’s wildflower.
The princess and the force of nature — and what they have in common.
Kenneth Park murdered his in-laws while sleepwalking.
How humans find meaning when they can’t find the answers.
From Greek mythology to Turritopsis jellyfish: an investigation into immortality.
What science can tell us about dreams and consciousness.
How to make a dragon in just a few (hundred million) short years
How would dragons avoid burning themselves and their habitats?
One special type of bacteria could be the key to dragonfire.
Could dragons do what no known organism has done before?
Large animals have trouble flying. How would a dragon pull it off?
Are dragons feasible? Let’s rewind evolution to find out.
The science and history behind the making of butter
Newton was an alchemist. Mary Poppins may have been a witch. What are scientists today?
The hunter-gatherers learnt to farm. What are the farmers learning?
Is it possible to remove moral values from science?