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Innocent Questions

My daughter demanded I draw another comic, so I’m sharing with you this macabre moment of innocent deduction, which invited some reflection on why we care so deeply for the bodies of our dead.

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The Bacterial Cutting Board – What’s Actually Going On In My Stomach?

I am a biologist, and I love to tell my kids about the ways¬†their bodies work, including how fascinating it is that millions of strange little organisms live inside their gut and help with the digestion of their food. It’s … Continue reading

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Trying to Apply Intuition to Physics

I sympathise. How can anything be smaller than a really tight squeeze? Unfathomable. It’s interesting how our perception, which is quite¬†useful for observing phenomena happening at our scale, gets bent over backward and whirled around when we try to apply … Continue reading

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Extreme Nature Spells – When Scientists’ Kids Fight

Thanks to their tireless search for the ultimate things in life (that is, the constant bombardment with questions like ‘What’s the smallest thing you know of in the whole world?’ and ‘What is the hottest thing you know?’) kids are … Continue reading

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