A toy microscope and whatever came in the…

Some time ago I purchased a little geek-toy - a handheld microscope from a big retailer online. Obviously, it was a curiosity I did not need, but once I saw it, I knew I badly…

Scientific literacy – don't be fooled!

Why should we care? Before we could answer the question who to trust when it comes to science and literacy, it is important to account for what, how and who measures it. The majority of…

(Bio)Engineering a dragon

It's clear we do need dragons, even if only for the sole reason that it'd be absolutely awesome!.. Reading this blog post made me think - how hard would it be to (bio)engineer a dragon?…

Skinner and his superstitions

Do you cross you fingers and knock on wood? Or may be turn the other way when a black cat crosses your path? Being superstitious has little to do with being religious, and for some…

20 years after Dolly or "where are all…

A sheep was born 20 years ago today, a group from Scotland (from the Roslin Institute) announced that they have successfully cloned the first mammal from an adult somatic cell. The achievement was in the…

XX in science

We have it wrong in STEM Yesterday was the international day of women in science. Truth be told, I only found out when I saw tweets with the hashtag flooding my feed. Part of me…

My list of science wishes for 2017

I'm known to be very bad at fortune-telling, so I'd rather share few things I hope to see happening in 2017. There are plenty of things to dream of for the (hopefully not so far)…

Other appearances

One of the best things about science and especially about science communication is the amount of bright and wonderful people you get to meet and the things you get to learn from them. When asked,…