Fountain of Youth 

by Jordan Pennells You know how it feels like the powerful intensity of sunlight is burning your retinas when you first step outside? This painful experience forcing your eyes into a sly squint is caused from interesting physiology involving photoreceptor cells of the retina. They contain membrane-situated proteins called Rhodopsin, which are capable of detecting … Continue reading Fountain of Youth 

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Bee Aware

by Jordan Pennells In the same way that cows are considered sacred in the Hinduist faith and the Dothraki worship their horse companions, the Australian Honey Bee is worthy of this honour! Not only is it one of my favourite animals, their presence contributes significantly to the sustainability of the environment and the global community in a range … Continue reading Bee Aware

The (mon)Keys of Evolution

by Jordan Pennells The human evolutionary timeline is a contentious topic within academia, repeatedly being revised with the development of genetic technologies. A common misconception is that we evolved from Chimpanzees. This idea is somewhat incorrect in the sense that (it is theorised that) both species evolved from a common ancestor between 6.5-7 million years ago, … Continue reading The (mon)Keys of Evolution