If you could film birds flying with long dotted lines trailing behind them, what would you see? Luckily, Professor Dennis Hlynsky of the Rhode Island School of Design has provided the answer. And it's even more fascinating than you think. Is it just me, or do the birds look like they're writing in the sky?More of Professor Hlynsky's videos here.
On 09 April 2013, I published a post entitled, “Keeping tabs on pseudojournals.” I just modified that post to indicate a retraction, with the following text: Since I published this post, I’ve been made aware of an alternative agenda in Jeffrey Beall’s crusade against predatory publishers. His real crusade is, apparently, against Open Access publishing. […]
Biology concepts – fruit, spice, capsaicin, Scoville heat units, TRPV1 heat sensor, taste, true berryPreface: I had intended on finishing our series on taste sense with a single post on how spicy foods are a taste exception. But the information and exceptions kept pouring out of the literature; every turn gave me a new feature to look at in more depth. So, instead of a single post, here is the first in a series on spicy foods and how our sensation of spiciness or coolness is related to