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Looking for Life in all the Wrong Places

Looking for Life in all the Wrong Places

Scientists are at odds about the limits of life in the volatile terrain of Dallol, Ethiopia.

The Chemistry Behind Holiday Cookies

The Chemistry Behind Holiday Cookies

My article is about the chemical reactions involved with baking cookies. I walk through the major processes to explain the chemistry of cookies.

Cancer treatment going viral

Cancer treatment going viral

Scientists are now using viruses to treat cancer.

Can the Keto diet be the ‘keto’ your weight loss?

Can the Keto diet be the ‘keto’ your weight loss?

Does the keto diet work as an effective and sustainable weight loss solution?

A Meat Alternative Beyond the “Beyond” and the “Impossible”: Lab-Cultured Meat

A Meat Alternative Beyond the “Beyond” and the “Impossible”: Lab-Cultured Meat

Plant-based meat alternatives are more popular than ever, but an extension of techniques developed in regenerative medicine have produced a potential contender with cultured meat.

Encouraging measures in the fight against HIV

Encouraging measures in the fight against HIV

There is a preventive daily medication for HIV, have you heard of it? Click to read more about HIV PrEP, just one step in the fight to end AIDS.

The Goodest Doggos: Canine Brain Tumor Patients Test a Treatment That Could Help Humans and Pups Alike

The Goodest Doggos: Canine Brain Tumor Patients Test a Treatment That Could Help Humans and Pups Alike

Puppers are obviously so good, but did you know that some of them are blazing the way for a new cancer-killing virus treatment in other dogs and humans? Join us on an exploration into the CANINE trial, where brave dogs are paving the way for a revolutionary understanding of brain tumors and how to get rid of them.

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

WINTER IS COMING. While we can layer up with puffy jackets, hats and scarves, not all animals can, and some animals live in especially frigid environments, like the arctic tundras. How do they stay warm? They have special physical adaptations, or traits, that enable them to keep their body temperatures high even when the surrounding environment is extremely cold.

You won’t get infected with an antibiotic-resistant bug…or will you?

You won’t get infected with an antibiotic-resistant bug…or will you?

Antibiotic-resistant infections are the new ‘craze’. What does the Center for Disease Control have to say?

How geoengineering could help or hurt the fight against climate change

How geoengineering could help or hurt the fight against climate change

Geoengineering, or the deliberate modification of Earth’s natural systems to control the climate, has recently shifted out of the realm of science fiction and into the world of potential reality. So what’s the science behind climate geoengineering, and how can we ensure only good comes of its use?