you are an imposter funny

The science impostor (part 1) – You are…

Transitioning from academic research to anything else is the bane of scientists' self confidence. In fact, staying in academia can be just as tough of our self-perception. I am venturing a guess that everything is…

maze, complexity

Speak human to me, scientist!

Science language becomes increasingly confusing - what are the implications? science alone can be complex enough. so complex that only the few who work on it understand it. but an unfortunate trend makes scientific writing…

Female Nobel prize winners

(R)evolutionary Nobel, 2018 – Chemistry

Nobel on high heels The 2018 Nobel prize for chemistry was awarded to Frances H. Arnold and George P. Smith together with Sir Gregory P. Winter.Yes, you heard that right - we have another female prize winner! Still the difference…

coffee, caffeine, heath

To milk or not to milk – does…

Walking down the street back home in Sofia the other day (long live vacations!), I overheard two ladies talking to each other, passionately:Girl1: I don't know how to help him anymore...Girl2: I don't mean to…

Nanotechnology – a silver bullet against food and…

Microbes are everywhere! They are part of every ecosystem in the world. They are on and in every organism. There are BENEFICIAL microbes in food, but many cause spoilage or can cause disease. Plastics, unfortunately, like…

Going viral – how much of our DNA…

The human genome contains all the genes that make us human. They are the instructions for our cells to act like human cells rather than the cells of any other organism. Given how differently we consider…