Julia Quintana – The Science in her Heart…

Julia is a precious friend of mine! I met her while doing my Master's in Helsinki, Finland. She's kind, caring, fun to be around, thoughtful, wise and someone who was definitely born for science! Here…

pets happiness science

Do pets really make us happier?

I have to admit that the reason why I decided to write this post is completely and entirely selfish. This week, I turned 6 months as a cat owner of the most wonderful, loving and…

The body snatching barnacle (Amazing parasites, part 4)

In previous posts we’ve seen beautiful wasps, morbid butterflies and gorgeous caterpillars. In this one we are visiting a crustacean – a type of shellfish organism, not too different from shrimps, crabs and lobsters. Except that this one is…

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…

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…