Biology and Chemistry Articles

Here is the collection of expert other science articles that deal with various sciences outside physics. These would include biology, chemistry, earth and computer sciences. Learn something new today!

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Probabilistic Factors Involved in Disease and Virus Testing

Introduction This Insight looks at the various probabilistic factors and related terminology involved in disease and virus testing.As we all know,…
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What is Evolution: A Beginner’s Guide

Introduction to Evolution The study of evolution has dominated the field of biology for over a century. Explaining why the life we see is as it is fascinating…
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Want to Tell One Wood from Another? Learn Basic Wood Anatomy

As a long-time woodworker, I have an interest in being able to tell one wood from another and in the process of learning how to do that, I've developed…

Learn the Amazing New Research on Untying Knots in Polymers

A joint computational-experimental paper that I worked on was just published in MacroLetters, a journal that covers all topics relating to macromolecules…

Learn About New High Performance Ultra-wide Angle Camera Lenses

Note, unless otherwise specified, all focal lengths are in terms of the 35mm image format.Recently, there has been a flurry of new high-performance…

Read About History’s First Science Experiments

In this Insight, I'm going to talk about two of the first science experiments in recorded history. One was allegedly performed by the Prophet Elijah in…

Polymer Physics and Genetic Sequencing

IntroductionMy main research focuses on using DNA molecules to study polymer physics. Theoretical polymer physics is based on the thermodynamic behavior…

Why Your Software is Never Perfect

We occasionally have students ask for help on software, "My software is perfect, but it doesn't work!" Your software is never perfect. My own software…

When did Mitochondria Evolve?

Historically, life is categorized into three broad domains: bacteria, archaea, and eukaryota.  Whereas bacteria and archaea are almost all relatively…

Frequently Made Errors in Climate Science – The Greenhouse Effect

1.What is meant by "The Greenhouse Effect"? Many gases, such as H2O, CO2, CH4, are transparent to visible light but absorb and emit parts of the infrared…

What Causes Cancer: Bad Luck or Bad Lifestyles?

What causes cancer?  For the most part, cancer is a disease that arises from mutations in the body that accumulate over time.  These mutations knock…

Atomic Positioning with DNA Hinges

I was perusing the Nature Nanotechnology website today when I came across an interesting article by Funke and Dietz, called "Placing molecules with Bohr…

Can Gene Editing Eliminate Alzheimer’s Disease?

The development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system has made gene editing a relatively simple task.  While CRISPR and other gene-editing technologies stand to revolutionize…
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Why CRISPR Technologies Won’t Lead to Designer Babies

The prospect of designer babies has been a staple of the dystopian futures imagined by science-fiction writers, evoking fears of eugenics (e.g. Brave New…

The New Bioethics | A 21st Century Overview

Introduction It used to be that worrying about the future meant worrying about the crop output, or whether father was really going to die from the fever…

5 Pieces of Evidence that Support Theory of Evolution

Evidence for evolution First, read:What is Evolution: A Beginner’s Guide, What Is Evolution and How Does It Happen?, Evolution FAQHere's some…

Studio in a Box: Learn About Digital Modeling Amplifiers

Musical-recording age Since the dawn of the musical-recording age, the preferred method of recording guitars has been to set up microphones in front of…