The X-Files. A masterpiece. A pop-cultural sensation. An intelligent, visceral horror experience. A standard of its own in the history of television. An inspiration for countless cinematic and TV productions down the line. So many things can be said about … Continue reading The science of “X-Files”
How did lab safety change over the last few decades? Are laboratories safe places to work? Why do we keep hearing about terrible lab accidents happening all over the world? Check out my new article published in the October issue … Continue reading Lab safety – back then and now
image credit: www.humanistischecanon.nl Scientists do not have to be atheists, nor militant In response to “All scientists should be militant atheists” by Lawrence B. Krauss, published in the New Yorker on September 8th 2015. The conflict of science vs. religion has … Continue reading Scientists do not have to be atheists
Here comes another book review of mine for “Lab Times”. This time about mass spectrometry. The book under fire is Kaltashov and Eyles’ “Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology and Biophysics”. http://www.labtimes.org/labtimes/bookreview/reviews/2015_02_02.lasso Continue reading Mass spectrometry book review
A cartoon by Benjamin Schwarz from the New Yorker: Continue reading News for Mr. Schroedinger
I decided to start a hopefully interesting series on this website which will deal with scientific questions that first make you laugh, then think, and then think that you actually should have asked yourself that before. First in the series comes … Continue reading Taunted Science Series >> Can you fly through a gas giant?
Check out my article about emerging viruses published in this month’s The Scientist: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/41965/title/Facing-Down-Emerging-Viruses/ Continue reading Facing down emerging viruses
It was a great joy to witness the start of the NASA’s Orion programme this week. The Orion spacecraft has completed its maiden launch and flight on the NASA’s new SLS system, made a loop around the Earth’s orbit and … Continue reading Beginning of the Orion programme
My great anticipation came to an end last week with the release of Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar”. I have to say, I’m not a big Nolan enthusiast. That is, with the exception of “Memento”, which I think has been his only … Continue reading Why I think Nolan’s “Interstellar” is a great film
As much as one can agree that the processes shaping newspapers and magazines in the “printed world” usually rely on the writer-reader relationship as well as a bunch of random, unpredictable factors, this is not always the case. I have … Continue reading What is this about?