What are the fundamental components of an atom? What are elements? How did philosophy and science work together for the discovery of the atom? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.
Survival of the fittest is a famous anecdote but isn’t always the best way of describing natural selection. Who was Charles Darwin? Whose shoulders did he stand on? What is evolution?
Today we will discuss the endosymbiotic hypothesis in terms of mitochondria while keeping in mind that the process is equally applicable to chloroplasts.
How do humans use computational resources to analyze data? What is big data and machine learning?
To have an effective scientific community, a diverse and skilled group of individuals are required. What are some less stereotypical scientific careers? Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational.
Today, we will discuss astronomy, planets and stars, current ways to see these objects, and how round the Earth is. Let’s learn to be scientifically conversational. For all references and supplemental information, you can navigate…
What are ways that that scientists can see very small things? How are these techniques different for material science, biology, chemistry, or physics? What is crystallography
Invasive species challenge the natural environment of many places they once did not call home. Why are invasive species dangerous? What are invasive species contributions to ecology, geomorphology, the economy, human health, or biodiversity?
With a name as long as Caenorhabditis elegans, you might expect this model organism to be larger. What is a model organism? Why would a researcher use a worm to represent research as a model?
Last week we spoke of bacteria, a major contributor to biofilms. What are biofilms and why do microbes make them? How is human health impacted by this mechanism of microbial life?