The first time I heard of epigenetics, it took me a while to get my head around it. However, I am one of those nerdy people who are already interested in scientific concepts and consider not understanding something a challenge.
Children are naturally rather curious people — new to this world, they want to explore it, understand it, learn what’s possible and the limits of what we can know.
This year, the Eureka Prize for Science Photography went to an image created with a scanning electron microscope. CSIRO scientist Mark Talbot captured a wheat bud, revealing stunning detail.
Whenever I cook lentils, I’m fascinated by the wonderful geometric shape that an uncooked lentil possesses. A disk bulging in the middle and tapered down at the edges, the lentil is shaped just like a classic convex lens.