Posts Categorized: Recommended

Video: A Tour of the Andromeda Galaxy

On January 5, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, our closest galactic neighbour, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The full image is made up of 411 Hubble images, takes you through a 100 million stars and travels over more than 40,000 light years. The awe inspiring video below by @daveachuk zooms in on the photo. There... Read more »

Sebastian Seung’s Quest to Map the Human Brain

Using crowdsourcing and artificial intelligence, a Princeton neuroscientist is hoping to map the intricate wiring of the human brain. If he succeeds, could we live forever as data? Click here to read the NYT Magazine article by Gareth Cook

Guest Post: “Your Inner Fish” by Neil Shubin

An excerpt from Your Inner Fish: A Journey Into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human Body by Neil Shubin … No matter how different the species look as adults, as tiny embryos they all go through the same stages of development. To fully appreciate the importance of this, we need to look again at our first... Read more »