Do our senses affect how much we eat?

There’s only one cookie left in the box. It looks so forlorn. You know you shouldn’t, you already had several cookies. But it would be stupid to leave a single cookie in the box. You eat the cookie. Sounds familiar? Well, don’t

Do our senses affect how much we eat?

There’s only one cookie left in the box. It looks so forlorn. You know you shouldn’t, you already had several cookies. But it would be stupid to leave a single cookie in the box. You eat the cookie. Sounds familiar? Well, don’t

Towards a contraceptive for men

Researchers identified a molecule that inhibits a protein essential for sperm production thus holding promises for the development of a male contraceptive. The total DNA contained in a human cell is about 2 meters long. The diameter of a cell

Towards a contraceptive for men

Researchers identified a molecule that inhibits a protein essential for sperm production thus holding promises for the development of a male contraceptive. The total DNA contained in a human cell is about 2 meters long. The diameter of a cell

Invasive species might hold clue to its doom

Have you ever seen a toad fly? It’s not an uncommon sight in the North of Australia. Cane toad golf is something like a national sport in these regions. That tells a great deal about the love Australians bear these

Invasive species might hold clue to its doom

Have you ever seen a toad fly? It’s not an uncommon sight in the North of Australia. Cane toad golf is something like a national sport in these regions. That tells a great deal about the love Australians bear these

Correction: Names in biology: Once upon a time…

A reader brought to my attention that I wrote something inaccurate in my last post and I would like to correct it. “[…] It’s noncoding DNA. It’s also been called junk DNA. As it doesn’t code for proteins, biologists have

Correction: Names in biology: Once upon a time…

A reader brought to my attention that I wrote something inaccurate in my last post and I would like to correct it. “[…] It’s noncoding DNA. It’s also been called junk DNA. As it doesn’t code for proteins, biologists have

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

Beautiful red, less tasty tomatoes?

If your kids resemble Calvin when it comes to food, here’s a new trick to make them eat their vegetables. Tell them they’re eating mutant tomatoes. And you wouldn’t even be lying. Most of the varieties of tomatoes grown nowadays

Beautiful red, less tasty tomatoes?

If your kids resemble Calvin when it comes to food, here’s a new trick to make them eat their vegetables. Tell them they’re eating mutant tomatoes. And you wouldn’t even be lying. Most of the varieties of tomatoes grown nowadays

Male spiders dump their sex organs for extra endurance

Sex for male spiders of the species Nephilengys malabarensis is a dangerous business. In most cases, after a brief copulation, the male’s prospects in life abruptly end in the stomach of its sexual partner. Even the few lucky ones that

Male spiders dump their sex organs for extra endurance

Sex for male spiders of the species Nephilengys malabarensis is a dangerous business. In most cases, after a brief copulation, the male’s prospects in life abruptly end in the stomach of its sexual partner. Even the few lucky ones that