Supernova Condensate is a blog about our place in the Universe. Of astronomy, chemistry and life in the big bad bubble of academia.
Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Daily Archives: July 31, 2008
Miraculin is one of those lovely and bizarre chemicals that fools your nerves (in a tenuously similar way to capsaicin). Occuring naturally in these little red West African berries, it’s completely tasteless and odourless. What’s amazing about miraculin is that … Continue reading
Old McDonald had a molecule ene-yne-ene-yne-one! (Is it incredibly geeky of me that I find that hilarious?)