What makes a giraffe?

Giraffes are tall. Only their neck is longer than every person walking on Earth… By a quarter of a human… Ok, if you want the actual number, a giraffe’s neck usually stretches to 2,5m! And yes – they do still have as many vertebrae in their neck as the mice,…

Dressed to kill (Amazing parasites, part 1)

Parasitic life style is arguably one of the most creative in the whole range of living organisms. There are plenty of explanations why parasites exist – to fill every little gap in the food chain, to boost immunity of host species, to get rid of decomposition, you name it. Parasites…

Vitamin D for happy thoughts

It was a beautiful day today in Brussels! So I was stubbornly sitting on my sunlit balcony (despite the not-all-that-comfortable 6°C) hoping to get those sun rays to do its magic and for the VitaminD to start flowing in my veins and it got me wondering… How fast does VitD…