What is astrochemistry?

The short answer: Chemistry in space. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? A completely unbiased answer would be: “Yes”. But in all seriousness, for me personally, this is indeed the case. In my view, astrochemistry abides by the abstract. Weird chemistry. Chemistry that, to the novice, makes absolutely no sense. In a sense it constitutes a “chemical objet … Continue reading What is astrochemistry?

Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments

Mathematical Curiosities by Alfred S. Posamentier & Ingmar Lehmann I promise not to tell a lie. I found this book a bit frustrating to read. The frustration stems from the fact that half of the time I was mesmerized by the mathematical curiosities promised by the title while the other half of the time I … Continue reading Mathematical Curiosities: A Treasure Trove of Unexpected Entertainments

Women in Science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

Women in Science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world by Rachel Ignotofsky Fact #1. The history of scientific discovery is a vast sausage fest, layered with facial hair of varying majesty. Fact #2. Historically, the scientific contributions of the double-X-chromosomed half of humanity have often been disregarded and even discredited in lieu of the chauvinistic status … Continue reading Women in Science: 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world

Science of the Alien franchise I – Xenomorphic blood

The Alien franchise is among the most successful sci-fi franchises ever spawned out of Hollywood. It even commingled with the Predator series (famously through one camera shot of a Xenomorph´s skull in the Predator´s spaceship in Predator 2) allowing for Hollywood to exploit our obsessions for details with a series of video games and an … Continue reading Science of the Alien franchise I – Xenomorphic blood

The Quantum Enigma

The Quantum Enigma by Bruce Rosenblum & Fred Kuttner Quantum theory is the most successful theory of our time. No question. Every prediction it has portended by its rigorous mathematics has been experimentally verified. And even though it contains leagues of strenuous calculations that only the formally initiated (mathematics, physics and some chemistry graduates) can … Continue reading The Quantum Enigma