The onset of reason, part 0.1

Getting the “quacks” in a row! I was wondering if it’s worth it for me to jump in the messy fight with quackery and pseudoscience in my pristine-all-sciency blog (pat-pat). Then, I figured – I am already doing it on other platforms, albeit little passively, so why not do it…

Xenon – the miracle molecule

Noble gases are the chemical equivalent of a teenage kid quietly sitting in its room and not saying much in the school cafeteria, while its friends go party like there's no tomorrow, and then grows up to be the most promising Student Government President and an amazing scientist. When we get tired of big bangs on atomic scale and fireworks on molecular level, it's time to look up the "quiet guy" and see what knowledge for the micro- and macro-universe he can give us. Go, Xenon!

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…