How Do Genes Express Themselves?

A gene is a segment of DNA that contains a set of instructions to make molecules that organisms need to survive. In a process called gene expression, these instructions are converted into some sort of product. And the product usually is either a protein or functional RNA. So what is gene expression? And, how do genes express themselves?

Why Does Salt Make Food Taste Better?

Without salt, your favourite foods such as french fries, potato chips, and chocolate chip cookies would all taste bland. And that’s because salt has lots of effects on flavor perception than just making things more salty. Many say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but a pinch of salt, in fact, does the work better. How is that? And why does salt make food taste better?

Swatting at mosquitoes can teach them to stay away

Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)

A study at Virginia Tech has found that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts. Delicious-smelling individuals are usually the preferred targets, but swatting at them or performing other defensive behaviours – can teach them to stay away, researchers say. "Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing exactly what attracts a mosquito … Continue reading Mosquitoes Target Delicious-Smelling Individuals – But Swatting Teaches Them To Stay Away (For Days)

The Orbits Of All The Planets In Our Solar System Are Expanding As The Sun Gets Older, Study On Mercury’s Orbit Reveals

The Orbits Of All The Planets In Our Solar System Are Expanding As The Sun Gets Older, Study On Mercury’s Orbit Reveals

The Sun is losing mass as it’s getting older. As a result, its gravitational pull is weakening and the orbits of all the planets in our solar system are expanding. To earthlings, the effect of broadening of Earth’s orbit will likely remain minuscule as it’s expanding at the rate of less than an inch a year.