Toxoplasma gondii: The Parasite Which Causes Road Accidents?

It turns out that our sci-fi movies could have inadvertently taken inspiration from real life, as the evidence suggests a parasite could be messing with our nervous systems. We’ve all seen the movies. Invasion of the Bodysnatchers. The Thing. The alien life form, parasite or whatever sci-fi twist is added takes over the human host […]

Why Do Gases Act As Greenhouse Gases?

One of my favourite things about science is learning about something which you can then apply to real life situations. Why is this table hard but this plastic bag soft? How can certain gases be toxic while others are completely harmless? What can I do to trick sniffer dogs on my way through security? Unfortunately, from […]