FuturePub is a relatively new event, hosted by Overleaf, that combines a meetup with short talks from people working on the cutting edge of scientific publishing. It has already become such a staple of the London science tech/publishing scene that it was hard to believe that Tuesday’s sold-out event at...
Why Carrots Taste Sweeter In Winter
UCLA’s Liz Roth-Johnson explains why carrots have more sugar when it’s cold outside.
Because plants are immobile, they must develop defense techniques against predators and the severe cold in winter. For example, carrots have developed the physiological response of increasing their sugar content when it’s cold outside. This helps stop ice crystal formations and prevents damage to the carrot’s cells.
Frost can do a lot
In this article, I’m going to share with you one of my all-time favourite gratitude exercises called ‘The Can of White Heinz Beans‘. Now this may seem a little bit odd at first, but that doesn’t stop me from performing the following exercise once a week. On to the gratitude e...The post Gratitude Exercise: The Can of White Heinz Beans appeared first on .
Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Modified Newtonian Dynamics
A fan asks if Modified Newtonian Dynamics, a theory that attempts to explain the missing mass in the Universe without resorting to the existence of dark matter, is credible, or is it pseudoscience? To answer this Cosmic Query, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains MOND, as astrophysicists call it, to co-host Chuck Nice, touching on dark matter, dark gravity, and Newton’s Laws. But is it pseudoscience? No spoilers here: watch and learn for
Here in Hamilton it's hot, And DRY - I'm guessing we'll be up to 'water alert level 3' (ie no sprinklers) any day now. So I watched this video (link) from ScienceAlert with a mix of fascination & wistfulness...