Biology Thought Of The Day: Henry Youngman

When I was growing up, I always had a certain affinity for mosquitos. Not so much that I liked them, or kept them as pets, but given me and a group of people I was their goto buffet. You always hear theories of “they like blondes” or “you ate a banana for lunch”, but be […]

Botany Thought Of The Day: Little Shop of Horrors

Today’s post is adapted from Dr. Hans-Hermann Thulke of the University of Gottingen study published in The American NaturalistPlants are able to make complex decisions and assess risks and adopt strategies based on the circumstances to maximize chances of producing offspring.The study focused on the European Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) plants and a specialized species of […]

Biology Thought Of The Day: Memory

Scientists have known for a while that our memories are the process are synaptic transmissions in our brain and are stored in neurons, but they have been able to film the actual process for the first time inside of a mouse.Memories are made by messenger RNA (mRNA) that encode β-actin protein. These proteins are responsible […]