In between lab measurements, I found myself dazing off…“Above the polar circle in the vast alleys of Cellsland, the subjects had not yet discovered light and darkness reigned perpetually for months on end. Within this one-of-a-kind kingdom, the inhabitants, a myriad of...

We all have heard at one point that crystals have an organized arrangement of atoms at the molecular level. Such an arrangement translates into a given pattern, which can be unbelievably orderly and give rise to intricate structures. A remarkable example is the coccoli...

Humans have developed an intricate arrangement of immune defense processes that keep invasive germs at bay. Our defense guardians, aka the innate and acquired immune systems, are relentless experts in shooting antimicrobial molecules that target the intruders. As you c...

There is nothing like the bittersweet rollercoaster journey of a PhD training. Some may disagree, but the majority of us will acknowledge delightedly savoring our achievements once the demons quit the party. What are those demons? Fear, anxiety, exhaustion, loneliness,...

Cages may belong to zoos, but this is being challenged by new findings about intelligence other than our own. There is a push for the SeaWorlds of the globe to release the dolphins and orcas they hold in captivity. In the future we may later watch them swim freely in t...

Manipulation of public opinion by employing unobjective words or speech has been a political tool since modern societies were born. If we could turn back time, we would be astonished by how much powerful, persuasive content used to hit unpaved roads and gain acceptance...

In 1600, Italian philosopher Giordano Bruno believed in a universe filled with countless planets that supported life. He was burned alive for holding such beliefs. As of June 2019, more than 4,000 planets orbiting other stars – so-called exoplanets – have been discover...

One of the most lucrative business in the new world turns around cocaine. Because it is an expensive recreational drug with high demand and with a non-descript appearance, dealers find a breach to fool the users – and maximize their profits – by mixing the psychotropic...

At the size of an adult fist and the power to pump an average 7 thousand liters of blood every day continuously throughout its life span, the heart prowess goes beyond imagination. In a normal state, it beats around 70 to 75 times per minute. Heartbeat rate changes of...

Protruding elegantly in the middle of green weeds stands Ganoderma lucidum. Its kidney-shaped umbrella cannot go unnoticed, especially in parts of the world where it has a unique white-yellow-brown look, almost like worn, varnished wood. In Asian countries, this fungus...

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