The secrets in the chromosome numbers

Why does our genome have so many blank spaces? According to some calculations, up to 80% of our DNA does not code for proteins or functional RNAs, or has any known regulatory functions. DNA is neatly packed in chromosomes to facilitate its separation during cellular division. We are able to…

Cash for science – food for thought

The world would not be as we know it today without the advances in science and engineering. Arguably, research is an expensive passion for scientists, and a costly investment for governments and industry alike. Even then, scientific progress is one of the most stable currencies a country can operate with…

Beer in the two extremes of Europe

I’ve always been impressed by the new trend of infographics. So much information can be shared in such an accessible way! Hence, I decided to try and create one of my own to see how tedious and feasible it turns to be. Turns out there are plenty of online tools…

Revisiting Cleopatra's remedies

Undoubtedly, many of you have heard of the famous milk baths that Cleopatra used to take daily, which were believed to be her secret to beauty and irresistibility. Not surprisingly, Cleopatra’s example was followed by many of famous women in history (and may be many more less famous?) like Elisabeth…