Scientists Have Cracked the Wheat Genome Sequence

Wheat Genome Sequence

The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published in the international journal Science, reported a detailed description of the bread wheat genome sequence, the world’s most widely cultivated crop. This Continue Reading

What Catnip is Made of and Why it Can Make Your Cat Seem “High”

Catnip effects on cats

If you have ever owned a cat, then you have probably tried to see how crazy your feline would go over catnip. Rolling around, flipping over, and being generally hyperactive. Continue Reading

Science Is Feeling Pretty in Pink! Learn About the World’s Oldest Color

worlds oldest color

Scientists have uncovered a bright pink color that existed over 1.1 billion years ago. It is over 500 million years older than the previous record holder for the oldest color. Continue Reading

Science of the Slushie, Discover What Goes Into Making the Famous Frozen Drink

Slushie

The convenience store chain 7-Eleven, celebrates their day, July 11th, by doling out millions of free small cups of Slurpee® to their customers. However, while guzzling down your free frozen Continue Reading

Science Behind Sparklers, Firecrackers, and of course, Fireworks

firecrackers and sparklers

Independence Day for the United States usually means eating a plethora of hot dogs then watching an elaborate and beautiful firework show. However, even though the Fourth of July, along Continue Reading

Ugandan Inventor Wins Africa Prize for Bloodless Malaria Test

Becoming the youngest winner of Royal Academy of Engineering’s Africa Prize at 24, Brian Gitta is also the first Ugandan to be honored with the award, and rightfully so! Gitta Continue Reading

PFAS: Another Slow-Motion Environmental Train Wreck?

Environmental PFAS contamination

Guest Author: David C. Kennedy, Ph.D Exploring the Increasing Environmental Risk of PFAS Throughout my forty plus year career in the environmental testing industry, we have witnessed the occurrence of Continue Reading

Fundamental Organic Matter Found on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity

NASA Mars Discovery

On June 7th, 2018, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) made several announcements regarding discoveries made by the Curiosity rover. The rover found organic matter on Mars in soil samples taken Continue Reading