Thursday, April 25, 2019


DNA as you’ve never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

A map of DNA with the double helix colored blue, the landmarks in green, and the start points for copying the molecule in red. David Gilbert/Kyle Klein, CC BY-ND The first revealing image of DNA taken using X-ray diffraction. Raymond Gosling/King’s College London The helical DNA staircase. The building blocks of DNA, or bases, lie […]

‘I got there first!’ How your subjective experience of time makes you think you did – even when you didn’t

How can both be sure the other hit it out? J and L Photography/Getty Images (for web use only) Imagine a championship match between two rival basketball teams. The game is tied, seconds left on the shot clock, two players lunge forward, reaching for the ball. In a split second, their hands both collide with […]