We’re usually taught that bacteria are bad for you, that it can make you sick and sometimes even kill you. From an early age, we are constantly told to wash our hands to get all the icky germs off. Nowadays, you can hardly get hand soap that doesn’t have antibacterial ingredients promising to “kill 99.9% … Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You . . .
A team from the University of Melbourne’s Department of Zoology, found that orb weaving spiders respond to severe damage to their webs by building bigger silk crosses, but if the damage is mild then they don’t bother improving them. Professor Mark Elgar said web damage is costly for spiders because a lot of nutritional … Continue reading Spiders web code
The nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl is the most famous reactor meltdown in the world. Chernobyl is in the country of Ukraine. Chernobyl’s 4th reactor melted down on April 26th, 1986. An uncompleted safety check was the cause. Two Soviet workers died in the meltdown and many more were injured. After the disaster 600,000 Soviet Workers … Continue reading Life After Chernobyl
When I was trying to find a topic to blog about, I saw a picture of a glow-in-the-dark cat, and I thought it was really cute. When I clicked on it, I found out that the article was on so much more than just cute glow-in-the-dark kittens. Recently, scientists have been genetically making cats able … Continue reading Glow-in-the-Dark Kittens Help Fight Human AIDS