Category Archives: Fun & Beautiful

Snail hunting and game playing: everybody can help scientific research

It’s a grey chilly Sunday afternoon. This week-end’s uncertain weather has ruined your plan to take the kids to the swimming pool. They’re running around the house in a full demonstration of the seemingly inexhaustible energy that only children possess,

Snail hunting and game playing: everybody can help scientific research

It’s a grey chilly Sunday afternoon. This week-end’s uncertain weather has ruined your plan to take the kids to the swimming pool. They’re running around the house in a full demonstration of the seemingly inexhaustible energy that only children possess,

Names in biology: Once upon a time…

Biologists too have been kids once. Like every child they’ve fallen asleep to the sound of bed time stories. Prince Charming, damsels in distress, dragons, witches, ogres and the likes have entertained the imagination of future biologists. And when they

Names in biology: Once upon a time…

Biologists too have been kids once. Like every child they’ve fallen asleep to the sound of bed time stories. Prince Charming, damsels in distress, dragons, witches, ogres and the likes have entertained the imagination of future biologists. And when they

The colors of the Brainbow: when science looks like art

In a previous post I wrote that science was not art. Well, it’s true, science is not art but sometimes it looks a lot like art. Sometimes it produces images that wouldn’t be out of place among the displays of

The colors of the Brainbow: when science looks like art

In a previous post I wrote that science was not art. Well, it’s true, science is not art but sometimes it looks a lot like art. Sometimes it produces images that wouldn’t be out of place among the displays of

94 elements make up everything

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulfur are the six most common elements in living organisms but in total it’s 94 elements that make up the world. From Hydrogen to Plutonium, there are 94 naturally occurring elements. That’s without the

94 elements make up everything

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulfur are the six most common elements in living organisms but in total it’s 94 elements that make up the world. From Hydrogen to Plutonium, there are 94 naturally occurring elements. That’s without the

Names in biology: a superhero among flowers

Science is a serious business. But it doesn’t mean scientists don’t like to have fun. Science is not art. But it doesn’t mean scientists aren’t creative. And there’s no better task for scientists to use their imagination and their sense

Names in biology: a superhero among flowers

Science is a serious business. But it doesn’t mean scientists don’t like to have fun. Science is not art. But it doesn’t mean scientists aren’t creative. And there’s no better task for scientists to use their imagination and their sense