Beetle butts inspiring new technology?

Beetle butts inspiring new technology?

The Bombardier Beetle has a pretty crazy defense mechanism: it creates an explosive chemical reaction in its abdomen, and propels a toxic spray from its back end that can reach a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius! And amazingly, this beetle may be able to provide inspiration to scientists in a way that will help humans. […]

Gulf War Syndrome linked to mitochondria?

Gulf War Syndrome linked to mitochondria?

Here’s a science lesson for the day – mitochondria is where the action takes place in a cell.  Often called “the powerhouse,” mitochondria takes nutrients in and turns it into energy.  There are many different scenarios that can damage mitochondria, and one of these scenarios would be exposure to toxic chemicals.  One thing that is […]