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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Seasons have changed, green leaves have turned orange and then embraced a free fall while birds dance southward in a synchronized migration rhythm. It is in such an ever-changing environment that Esperluette returns to the scene with its original...

On Monday December 10th, the world celebrated International Human Rights Day.

Regardless of race, language, religion and political opinion, future mothers and fathers have the right to know how crucial human microbes are for a healthy pregnancy and the health of their...

Today’s journey begins with a rather amusing encounter: an ever-wiggling spermatozoid with a self-composed egg. What happens next is a succession of events dictated by our memory blockbusters (our genes) until the birth signal is given. Pregnancy is indeed an exciting...

In our current’s society ceaseless search for new materials that allow electronic devices to perform better and faster, physics and materials science get a whole lot of credit. Yet the frenzy involves the gadgets’ new features rather than the science behind them. Topol...

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