United: the SciFund Challenge Blog network Science Voyage The Science Podcast For Everyone Ecotome An Ecology Blog Fireside Science An Ecology Blog The latest posts Science Voyage The Time Machine (Episode 1) Everyone has wanted to have a time machine. What if I told you that you actually have one. What's more, you have had it your entire life. Where is it? What is it? Listen in to the first episode of Science Voyage to find out! Fireside Science The Island Of The Colour-blind: Medical Mysteries And Other Stories I've always found Oliver Sacks' books fascinating. Sacks was a neurologist, but in this book he gives us a glimpse of his childhood interests. In his early years he was fascinated by the natural world. Fireside Science This Sticky End Is A Clue To Cancer’s Causes How do healthy cells turn cancerous? Their DNA gradually accumulates errors. Most of these errors aren't important, but occasionally they stop the cell from working properly. They might cause a cell to grow out of control - and this can lead to cancer. Ecotome The Great American Eclipse – Wildlife Edition Like many other Americans this past week – I took part in the nationwide migration to see the Great American Eclipse! Fireside Science Bedtime Science: Why Do Seeds Travel? To have a better chance at life this seed needs to get away from its parent. That's why nature has come up with all sorts of different ways for seeds to travel. Fireside Science Majority Of Island Flying Foxes Are On The Brink The majority of island flying foxes are threatened with extinction, while others are already extinct. Flying foxes are stigmatized just because they are bats, although they survive mostly only on fruits and never drink blood. Ecotome “When It Rains It Pours”-the Science Of Extreme Weather Attribution “A man with a conviction is a hard man to change. Tell… Ecotome What We Don’t Know Can’t Help Us The story of the laser teaches an obvious lesson about how even the most useless-seeming scientific discoveries can have an unexpected impact on our lives, but the laser was still invented with at least fuzzy applications in mind. So, let's go back even further in the history of the laser - to Einstein. Fireside Science The Smallest Orchid Of Mauritius In 2000, a new orchid was recorded in Mauritius. It is called Taeniophyllum coxii (Summerh.) Summerh.. Other orchids were added to the list later, but this one had something very special.