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Gene nomeclature: Humor vs reality check

Ken & Barbie. Sonic Hedgehog. Pokemon. Having a little fun when naming mutations and genes seems like a great idea to keep up the spirit when the hour gets late in the lab. But when basic science is applied, unexpected complications arise.…

The song of plankton - “visualizing” big data as music

Is there a melody in a lake? How about a song in plankton diversity? Swiss biologist and musician Simone Fontana transformed a plankton dataset from Lake Greifensee into intriguing musical imagery –  with different instruments assigned to…

Making math and quantum physics fun with Chris Ferrie

Chris Ferrie, a physicist from Sydney, believes that parents and children may learn that quantum physics and mathematics “can be fun.” Therefore he decided to create the For Babies Series of children’s books. We had a chat with Dr.…

Michela Vignoli, heavy metal singer & scientist: “I experience science and music as two complementary worlds”

According to Michela Vignoli, music and science relate naturally through our human nature as curios and creative beings. “Music can be understood as something utterly exact and analytical; however, I prefer to apprehend music as an emotional…