Every working day is an international journey for me since I belong to the crew of ‘frontier workers’. That means I have the unique pleasure of complaining when I am the only one at home to have a day off due to a national holiday in the country where I work; and to wo...

I was always fascinated by the fact that information is stored in a “two letter” alphabet expressed by binary digits (in short: ‘bits’). Yes, only two digits, 0 and 1, store a hell of a lot of data in our computers around the globe. This fact sounded like magic to me w...

“The chaotic movement and screams faded suddenly into the darkness I plunged into. No longer did I feel the urge of getting to my final destination, even though I held life-changing information for my people. The forest atmosphere felt light on my feet; I projected mys...

Many meteorites hit the earth crust every year without barely any consequence to humankind. Yet have you ever wondered if there will be a time when these comets or asteroids – travelling at 24 to 100 miles a second and composed of solid debris – would be large enough t...

Web navigation is a curious universe. First of all we talk about the web, but there are no spiders. (There are virtual viruses, though.) Then we mention ‘navigation’, but there are no sailing boats. Yet we all navigate across the web’s virtual oceans in a sophisticated...

Esperluette is going on holidays… because it is finally summertime in Europe and the crew is up to some sun bathing by the breeze of the Mediterranean coast. I bet you were thinking that the PhD life is a non-stop working nightmare. Wrong picture, dude! Success is all...

Have you, too, come to the conclusion that our genes are a fragile masterpiece? A molecule called DNA constitutes this remarkable jewelry, which carries all the information about our development, functioning and reproduction. Wow! Surely you keep questioning yourself a...

After an ordinary day of work, you fetch a pizza to go in a cardboard box and take the biodiesel bus to join your cover band, where you rock on with your glossy- looking guitar. The two-hour playing practice tires your vocals and you sit on a timber-made stool and drin...

Let’s start simple. Have you ever thought about the fact that you host between one to two kilos of hundreds of different species of bacteria inside your intestines? How’s that for a lot of company? Actually this entity of bacteria forms your intestinal flora and is com...

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