A dangerously exciting beetle – the Spanish Fly

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Reading bat droppings

16.102015November 14, 2018 The Mediterranean Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus euryale) is a bat species that, which the name implies, occurs in the Mediterranean region and Balkan peninsula. Unfortunately, the… 00 Read More

The Great Gypsy Moth War

12.062018November 14, 2018 When playing around with insects, a single mistake can cost you dearly. Étienne Léopold Trouvelot wanted to interbreed a European moth species, the gypsy moth… 00 Read More 22.012015November 14, 2018 Not so natural selection – The Selectinator 3000! Evolutionary theory teaches us that when there is selection, a population will move…

BIg momma – Science Explained

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One gene, many proteins – alternative splicing

It is Sunday, the supermarket is closed and I’m hungry. After looking through the kitchen I’ve found some pasta, rinsed meat, a zucchini, some mushrooms, a jar of Bolognese sauce and a package of lasagna sheets. So what shall I eat, pasta or lasagna? Just as it is possible to make different dishes by using…

Evolution

Evolution, many have heard about it but what is the theory of evolution? And what are the roles of selection, heritability and variation? Find out here!