Biology

The Secret Life of a Virus

Viruses are tiny, tiny particles that are not visible by anything but the electron microscope. They are referred to as obligatory intracellular parasites because they […]

Biology

How Do Your Eyes Work?

The human eye is a spectacularly complex organ that is fascinating to behold. Take a closer look at the structure and function of your eyes. The eyes […]

Biology

Malaria: The King of Tropical Diseases

Malaria—a mosquito-borne infectious disease—is widespread in tropical and subtropical regions of Earth. One of a variety of tropical diseases, Malaria has had a long and insidious […]

History of Science

Einstein’s Experimental Elevator

In 1907, physicist Albert Einstein devised what we now call the “elevator” thought experiment, in which he dreamed up the idea of having an entire physics laboratory inside a falling elevator. The result of Einstein’s experimental elevator experiment was nothing less than the principles underlying the General Theory of Relativity. […]

Astronomy

Dark Matter: MACHOs or WIMPs?

In the hunt for dark matter, there are several candidates that could make up this mysterious substance. One of the more popular candidates are MACHOs, or […]

History

The Birth of Modern Science

One enduring mystery of modern science is why it developed where and when it did. Had modern science emerged in late Greco-Roman antiquity, in 11th- or […]

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