In The Shadow Of The Sun

The light of the Sun is the primary source of the free energy that potentiates life on Earth.  Solar energy is naturally harnessed by chlorophyll in the leaves of trees and plants; and together with water from the soil and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, the process of photosynthesis propagates the release of oxygen.  As … Continue reading

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Oncogenesis: Moving up and down a NOTCH.

Oncogenesis is defined as the progression of cytological, genetic and cellular changes that ultimately lead to uncontrolled proliferation and malignant transformation.  In normal tissue, regulatory processes recognise when cells must undergo proliferation, differentiation, repair or death to eliminate renegade cells and prevent the threat of transformation.  Factors that disrupt this regulation contribute to oncogenesis but … Continue reading

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Life Without A Head.

If you’re not impressed enough with the fact that cockroaches could out-survive humans in a nuclear incident, why not try this one for size…. Cockroaches can survive up to one month without their head!! “Headstrong” (I thank you, I’m here all week!!) We, as humans, cannot imagine this is possible because we could not survive … Continue reading

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Science Punk talks sceptically about being sceptic about Skeptics.

On Monday 2nd August, Frank Swain (@SciencePunk), a science writer, gave a talk to the Westminster Skeptics (#WestSkep), entitled “Skeptical about Skeptics”.  A podcast of which can be found here. While drinks and food were being ordered (the latter hindered by short staffing due the late booking on a particular person’s part – ahem, J … Continue reading

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