The Electrolysis of Water

Figure 1. The electrolysis of water produces stoichiometric amounts of oxygen gas at the anode and hydrogen at the anode. Source: OpenStax Chemistry 2e The Electrolysis of Water (OpenStax Chemistry 2e) Water may be electrolytically decomposed in a cell similar to the one illustrated in Figure 1. To improve electrical conductivity without introducing a different redox species, the … Continue reading The Electrolysis of Water

Research Highlights: Women Who Breastfed May Have Better Mental Health At The Age of 50

Photo by William Fortunato on Pexels.com Women Who Breastfed May Have Better Mental Health At The Age of 50 October 23, 2021 Breastfeeding may give long-term health benefits to women in addition to the known benefits on the child.Breastfeeding can also influence mental health.However, breastfeeding has been diminishing after the industrial era; thus, it is … Continue reading Research Highlights: Women Who Breastfed May Have Better Mental Health At The Age of 50

Research Highlights: Gut Bacteria Promote Therapy Resistant Prostate Cancer

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000380.htm Gut Bacteria Promote Therapy Resistant Prostate Cancer October 11, 2021 Androgens such as testosterone are important for male sexual and reproductive function.Androgens play a role in the growth of prostate cancer cells.Decreasing androgens by means of castration or hormone suppression is the current treatment for prostate cancer.Castration refers to the process of removing the … Continue reading Research Highlights: Gut Bacteria Promote Therapy Resistant Prostate Cancer

Research Highlights: Plant’s Glowing Properties Produce Stunning Images of Microscopic Structures

Volvox and Zea mays leaf tissue treated with aldehyde. Images by: https://bsapubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/aps3.11437 Plant's Glowing Properties Produce Stunning Images of Microscopic Structures October 3, 2021 Microscopic staining has been used to enhance the visualization of samples at the microscopic level.Before viewing samples under a microscope, cells and tissues must be stained which requires long preparation processes.Another … Continue reading Research Highlights: Plant’s Glowing Properties Produce Stunning Images of Microscopic Structures

Image: A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peruvian Amazon. It belongs to the genus of tailless frogs. The new species have thick granular skin on the back, a turquoise iris and a spotless belly.

A new species of marsupial frog has been discovered in Peruvian Amazon. It belongs to the genus of tailless frogs. The new species have thick granular skin on the back, a turquoise iris and a spotless belly. Source: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-species-frog-unearthed-peruvian-amazon.html

Research Highlights: A Roundworm May Help Us Explain How We Perceive Gravity

https://www.salk.edu A Roundworm May Help Us Explain How We Perceive Gravity October 1, 2021 Humans depend on gravity to determine orientation and maintain balance.Gravity is important for life to exist on Earth.However, the effect of gravity at the molecular level is poorly understood.Among animals, anatomical differences are clearly evident but there is notable conservation across … Continue reading Research Highlights: A Roundworm May Help Us Explain How We Perceive Gravity

What is Carbon?

Figure 1. (a) Diamond and (b) graphite are two forms of carbon. (c) In the crystal structure of diamond, the covalent bonds form three-dimensional tetrahedrons. (d) In the crystal structure of graphite, each planar layer is composed of six-membered rings. (credit a: modification of work by “Fancy Diamonds”/Flickr; credit b: modification of work from http://images-of-elements.com/carbon.php) What is … Continue reading What is Carbon?