Synthetic proteins: Mimicking the molecular machinery of life – Science Nation

[Music] Mile O’Brien: The old saying goes “you can’t beat Mother Nature.” Kent Kirshenbaum: You know, every time we think that we can beat Mother Nature we are humbled over and over again. Mile O’Brien: In cell biology, DNA is usually the star of the show, but DNA’s just a blueprint – a set of […]

Ep. 52 Bathing Monkeys, Dinosaur Footprints and Robot Fish | Twig Science Reporter

On this week’s news update– Huge dinosaur footprints are discovered, scientists create a robotic fish, and why these monkeys bathe in hot springs. First up, Scientists have been studying huge dinosaur footprints, thought to be 170 million years old! Around 50 fossil footprints were recently discovered on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The researchers […]

Natural marine algae as high quality source of omega-3 – An innovation by DSM and Evonik | Evonik

Aquaculture produces more fish for human consumption than all wild seafood catch. Just like people, fish need to consume omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Healthier fish means healthier people. This is particularly true for salmon. In current aquaculture practice, algae is eaten by plankton, which are eaten by small fish, which are then […]

Don’t Flush Sodium Down The Toilet

This is a solid chunk of sodium metal this stuff is number Eleven on the periodic table of elements and it is extremely reactive if it comes in contact with water So a few months ago one of you left a comment asking me to flush a piece of sodium down a toilet Which seems […]

What is antibiotics? Chemistry Calendar, October: Health

Well, there are many ingredients to a healthy life. For example eating right, doing physical activity and trying to stress less. But there are times when we need that little extra help from medicines. Not long ago, this happened to me. And soon after, this. I was given antibiotics, and ten days later all my […]

Dragon’s Blood Could Save Your Life

When you think medicine, chances are that these come to mind rather than these. What you might not realize is that a lot of times, potential drugs and other really useful compounds come from some truly bizarre places in nature. Today we’re looking at why these three unlikely animals might just save your life one […]

From Structure and Function of Ribosomes to New Antibiotics

Well, it’s a great pleasure to be here, and talk to you all. I have to say I’ve never seen such a big audience here. It’s terrific. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to give essentially the talk that I gave in Stockholm. A few little add-ons I have to say, too. […]

How To Make Lipstick & Lip Balm From Scratch | How to Make Everything

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How To Make Fish Less Fishy (Chemistry Life Hacks)

So let’s say you’ve got some fresh salmon in the back of the fridge. Or at least it was fresh a day or two ago before you totally forgot about it. Now you pull that pricey filet out, and get a nasty whiff of super-fishy stink. But don’t throw out that salmon! We’ve got some […]