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June 29, 2017

How do brain cells communicate?

The average adult human brain is made up of about 100 billion brain cells!  Brain cells, which are also called neurons, communicate via the conduction of electrical currents called action potentials.  An action potential is an electrical...

June 22, 2017

What is genetics?

The history of genetics began with the work of the Augustinian friar Gregor Mendel.  Mendel’s research on the characteristics of pea plants, which was published in 1866, described how genetic inheritance works.  Through Mendel’s research, we have learn...

June 22, 2017

Virtually Screwed

Green gets awoken suddenly by White and finds himself on an interstellar warship that’s landing on a hostile alien planet. White hands him a massive laser gun and tells him that they have to get going, the drop ship is leaving.

They’re soldiers in the f...

June 15, 2017

From the abacus to the modern computer human kind has always realized that our brains are not well suited for computing large scale numbers in an efficient manner (our brains do outperform modern computers in many other aspects though), thus we relied on machines to he...

June 15, 2017

Whispering Horses

Doctor White has a dream about ‘horse whispering’, and decides that he wants to become a horse whisperer. When he tries whispering to horses, he finds them unrespsonsive, so he looks it up and finds that it takes years to master. He has the brighter id...

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