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Science and Science Fiction Onscreen: Gravity

Last night I watched Gravity for the first time since it was released in theaters. It was about 9:15, and I realized I could watch the whole thing and still be in bed by 11. (i.e. at 90 minutes it’s short for a science fiction film.) On second viewing, it...

The Many Meanings of “Mutant”

When you hear the word “mutant,” what comes to mind? Something negative, off, or scary, right? Something that has gone awry from a biological standpoint, that is different from the rest of us or what is considered “normal.” And since a mutation...

What is Epigenetics?

If you ever want to get involved in something that is intricate, mysterious, and which you will never fully understand in your entire lifetime — even if you study it EVERY DAY — study genetics. The fact that a tiny, double-helical strip of molecules strung...

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