Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

Could life be any sweeter?

Take a look at these four molecules. They’re all fairly similar, right? These are all types of monosaccharide furanose sugar. Sugars which are chemically based on a single pentagon shaped ring. At a glance, you probably can’t see much difference … Continue reading

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Orbital coffee

Just imagine if you will, that you’re an astronomy PhD student about 100 years from now. The newest space telescope has a visitor mode, so your supervisor booked you orbital tickets to spend a week on ISS Three (one of … Continue reading

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Schrödinger’s Nyan Cat

For utterly no reason, except that it amuses me. (For anyone who’s either been living under a rock, or who doesn’t spend enough time on the internet, the original Nyan Cat is here. No it makes no sense. This is … Continue reading

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