Category: Science

Why are blue-green algae called cyanobacteria?

Why are blue-green algae called cyanobacteria? Question asked by @subha1900 on Twitter.  It’s probably easier to explain this by asking the question the other way round: Why are cyanobacteria also called blue-green algae? The reason is that cyanobacteria appeared to look…

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Hello. I am a regular person!

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This morning I stumbled across this delightful website (via Esther Wojcicki): “Drawings of Scientists“. For this project, 7th graders prepared drawings of scientists together with a description of how they imagined a scientist to be like. Then they visited FermiLab…

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The Science of “Sherlock”

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Over the last weeks the BBC has aired season 2 of its fantastic mini series “Sherlock” with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. It is fantastic for a number of reasons, but mainly: The story, which transports Sherlock Holmes into London…

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