The person we probably harm the most by our actions: our future self.
Intuitively the answer should be yes. Soft drinks contain sugar and substituting the sugar for a zero calorie sweeteners should theoretically make you lose weight. But the evidence is not that clear that artificial sweeteners help you lose weight. A recent BMJ meta-analysis reviewed the evidence and while the overall study was negative, there were some interesting points to be drawn from the data. Read the full story here: https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/columnists/christopher-labos-do-diet...
Don't make the mistake of thinking that humans are the only species that's mastered architecture. There are bugs out in this world that form huge, self healing structures out of their own bodies. And there are other bugs that form fountains of thousands - all to destroy a pizza in just a few hours. Move over, pirhanas. The black soldier fly larvae are here. This week, we talk to Olga Shishkov and Sulisay Phonekeo about…
Probably the top reason why I hate tests. The environment is so artificial and unlike what research is like. At this point, I just shake my head in sadness.
We teach students to always simplify in mahtematics, but the truth is that this can hide the more natural interpretation of results.
Of course, Science can’t afford to sever the connection with Math, so they’ve made sure to keep the relationship strong.
One of the coolest spiders I saw in NZ was quite small, and fairly inconspicuous. Matachia is NZ endemic genus of desid spiders which have a characteristic web architecture and retreat. There are several species of Matachia in NZ. Bryce McQuillan helped us find these in Christchurch, along the Avon River (just about here), in low branches above the bank. Here you can see a Matachia poking out of her retreat, which is in…
“We’re like the extreme outliers of the academic world! In a good way, of course.”
I love biology. Perhaps in another life I would be working within mathematical biology, since I think there is some important work being done there.
Seriously, teachers are the epitome of self-deprecation.