Botox

It is very interesting that one of the deadliest poisons in the world, where one single gram of it can kill a million people, is used for cosmetics. Learn more! (And also, if you want another source for that gram, read this article 🙂 —–…

Symbiosis

Want to learn a little bit more? This text is short and easy to read =) —– American Museum of Natural History “How We Work Together: Symbiosis Explained” https://www.amnh.org/explore/news-blogs/news-posts/how-we-work-together-symbiosis-explained last accessed 6. february 2021

The basic structure of DNA

Here Kitty gives you a short insight into the structure of DNA. If you want to learn a bit more, I recommend Khan Academy! —– Khan Academy “DNA structure and function” https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/mcat/biomolecules/dna/a/dna-structure-and-function last accessed 6. february 2021

Hákarl

I did taste this once. It was fun to try, but only to tell the story. Not a fan :p Read more and watch a video of Hákarl in the making. You can also read more about the process here. —– Katie Serena “Hakarl —…

Basic protein synthesis

Like most molecular stuff, it is in reality way more complex than this, but it is a good place to start. You can read a little more here. —– Nature.com “Ribosomes, Transcription, and Translation ” https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/ribosomes-transcription-and-translation-14120660/ last accessed 6. february 2021

Phytoplankton

The rain forests are pretty and important and all, but lets give some credit to these tiny creatures as well! It is actually estimated that about 70% of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced in the oceans, thanks to the photosynthetic activity of phytoplankton:…

Vitamin C

It’s not like it is hard to find good information about vitamins, but here is one nice and easy overview. Also, I feel kind of bad for posting Kitty like this, but she healed up fine after eating some oranges, I promise 🙂 —– U.S….

Wash your hands

Here is an easy to read text about how soap works. You can also read a little about why FDA does not recommend using antibacterial soaps here. Several articles present studies that conclude that the antimicrobial soap they have tested, is not more effective than…

Drunk bees

For instance this has happened with the bee populations around the Australian Parliament. Abrahamson and colleagues have studied the effects of ethanol on bees extensively and found, among other things that honey bees “do not have an  aversion to ethanol, will self-administer ethanol, and will…

Poster

I talked with my sister-in-law about making a poster, so I made this and sent it to her. She has posted it at her university – that’s cool! In case you want do do the same, a PDF-version of the image is attached for easy…

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