Joan Murrell Owens is known best for her contributions to the discovery and classification of coral in marine biology, as well as for being a life-long educator. However, her path has not always been so straight-forward.
Agriculture and farming to produce meats, such as beef, are large contributors to greenhouse gas emissions that are accelerating climate change. As the population continues to grow, scientists are cooking up alternative ways to meet our increasing food demands.
From curry to chili to anything smothered in hot sauce, spicy food is savoured by many. But what is it that gives these foods the zing and heat we love? This article dishes out the science behind tasting and enjoying spice.
If you have a dog, you may know that they don’t see the same colours as humans do. Different animals and individuals have different views of the world—literally. But why do these differences exist? Are there whole worlds of colour that we’re missing out on?
Humans have always looked to the stars for guidance and a sense of belonging, whether it was for celebrations and harvests or for physics and math. But if wanting to feel a part of something is a uniquely human trait, so is the ability to trash every place we’ve ever set foot on.