Category Archives: Science

 

Families with members with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are easy prey for scam artists who offer them magical solutions and therapies not backed by science. Many of these pseudotherapies are included in the so-called alternative medicine, a misnomer because […]

Author: Jose V. Torres-Perez (@Jovitope) is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciencies, Queen Mary, University of London (UK).
This is the story of primary cilium, a cellular structure discovered at least 122 years ago. It […]

Topological insulators are materials with special universal properties, which are protected against perturbations. Such properties are theoretically described by topology, a branch of mathematics concerned with the properties of geometrical objects that are unchanged by continuous deformations. Topological insulators are […]

Author: Marta Bueno Saz received her BSc and MSc in Physics and her BA in Pedagogy from the University of Salamanca. Her research is currently focused on neuroscience. She became fully blind soon after completing her degrees.
The cerebral cortex […]

Nonlinear processes are attractive in microscopy and spectroscopy since they can be excited with light in the near‐infrared, which offers several advantages, from a deep tissue penetration capability or a reduced photodamage due to the lower photon energy, to a […]

An invasive species can be any kind of living organism—an amphibian (like the cane toad), plant, insect, fish, fungus, bacteria, or even an organism’s seeds or eggs—that is not native to an ecosystem and causes harm. They can harm the […]

We usually take for granted that aromaticity is something that belongs to the ground state of a molecule; but the fact is that nothing forbids aromaticity appearing in an excited state. In the same way that molecular properties are largely […]

Authors: Pilar Picallos-Rabina and Manuel Collado are researchers at the Laboratory of Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging, Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Wouldn´t it be great to have a drug that could […]

Author: Eleonora Di Valentino is a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics, University of Manchester Dark matter and gas in the universe. There may be more dark matter than we think.Illustris, CC BY-SA
 
No matter how elegant your theory […]

Satellite data, algorithms can help predict volcanic eruptions
Satellite radar and algorithms can be used to determine when a volcano is on the verge of an eruption. Interferometric synthetic aperture radar images can show ground movement at volcanoes and an […]