They say eyes are windows into the soul and while you shouldn't believe everything "they" say, that aphorism definitely has some truth.
Do you feel like you need to eat ice? You might want to get your iron checked.
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 question I've been thinking about recently: Why does explaining improve some things and ruin others?
Nasa made a big announcement last week: seven Earth-sized planets orbit a star 40 light-years away and 3 of them are in the planet's habitable zone. Why should we care?
66 million years ago, an object the size of Mount Everest crashed down into the sea near modern-day Mexico and radically changed the world. It sent a cloud of dust and molten rock into the air that blocked out the sun, which killed loads of plants, which big herbivores like Triceratops needed, which large carnivores like T. Rex …
I touched a rhinoceros yesterday; it was pretty awesome. He was big, warm, rough, and surprisingly docile.
To rinse or not to rinse. That is the question. Or, more fully, when you brush your teeth, do you rinse the excess toothpaste out of your mouth with water?
It's been a while, dear readers. 8 months to be more precise. And boy have those 8 months been packed to the brim with science. Unfortunately they haven't been too packed with writing, but I find that with a job in science communication, I rarely have the energy or time to do extra-curricular writing and …