In my post exploring the origin of life, I briefly mentioned the Rosetta spacecraft’s rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. For the first time in human history, the European Space Agency have caught a comet and landed a robotic probe (basically an entire science laboratory) on it, called Philae, as part of another of their solar system […]Read more "Rosetta’s Hopes of Understanding Life"
It’s been a while since my last blog and this time I’m going to write about something topical – Ebola. Viruses are incredibly interesting biological specimens. Not “living” until it’s hijacked a host’s cellular machinery where it can have devastating effects. Heard enough about it already? Well here’s more about Zaire ebolavirus. What is the […]Read more "The Ebola Epidemic"