Biology Thought Of The Day: World Cup Bonus!

So there is a World Cup story about a Brazilian family who has 12 fingers (6 on each hand) spreading cheer, bringing luck, etc… The title of many articles about it read something like “odd” and “rare genetic order”.However, I am not sure why we consider it this way. Polydactylism is actually a genetically dominant […]

Physics Though Of The Day: Goooaaaaal

How do the following numbers relate to each other:7.31 x 2.44  10.97  31.29 For those of you not into non-US sports and metric numbers, you may recognize these as the size of a soccer (aka Futbol) goal, the distance between the goal line and where a penalty kick is taken from, and the average speed […]

Chemistry Thought Of The Day: Measuring My Sausage

This is more of a chemistry experiment of the day brought to us by a fellow guest scientist.DIY: How do you measure the speed of light with a hot dog?TOOLS:Microwave ovenSausage (or hot dog… bar chocolate will work too, although it may be more cleanup)RulerPROCEDURE:Disable the turntable / plate feature that most modern microwaves haveTurn […]