With social networks on my mind this week because of recent congressional hearings in the US, I was interested to learn that, in lemurs at least, smarts are linked to popularity.
The chemical composition of the primordial ooze that many scientists believe life first formed in billions of years ago might have more in common with a bottle of wine than previously thought.
They say eyes are windows into the soul and while you shouldn't believe everything "they" say, that aphorism definitely has some truth.
Dear Carl, We never met and we never will, but I wanted to let you know how much you inspire me.
Do you feel like you need to eat ice? You might want to get your iron checked.
We all accept that time zones are totally normal, but they're pretty weird. For some reason, we've all agreed that when you go over certain lines on the globe, not only might you be in a new place, but your time will be different too.
What do you believe in strongly enough that you'll take to the streets to defend it? Turns out that science is one of those things for me.
Here in Britain, most sinks have two taps. Turn one and you get hot water, turn the other and you get cold. It's barbaric.
Here's a website I love: http://tolweb.org/. It's the Tree of Life, scientifically accurate and properly referenced.
Here's a question I've been thinking about recently: Why does explaining improve some things and ruin others?