Silk has always been associated with luxury. And in recent years, there has been a growing hype over silk products, such as silk pillowcases and eye masks. But where exactly does silk come from, and what makes silk so special?
Why is Rudolph the only reindeer with a shiny nose? How did Rudolph even acquire a glowing nose? Perhaps some science can explain this phenomenon!
Is your guilty pleasure watching cat videos? If so, you are probably familiar with adorable round-faced cats with folded ears. This cat breed is known as the Scottish Fold Cat. Unfortunately, as appealing as these cats are, there are serious health concerns when it comes to breeding Scottish Folds.
Maria Sibylla Merian is a long forgotten science illustrator, entomologist, and self-taught naturalist. In this article, we recount her story and achievements that have shaped the field of scientific illustration.
February 29th was Alice Ball day, named for an exceptional African-American chemist. She is best known for a technique she developed in 1915 to treat leprosy, which is a bacterial infection that affects the skin and nervous system and can often lead to disfigurement.