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
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
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
by Jordan Pennells If I were to ask you how many of the Top 50 highest mountains in the world are located in Asia, what would it be? You could be forgiven for considering the vast landmass of the 7 continents on earth and taking a conservative estimate of 50% (25) within Asia, but you … Continue reading Groundbreaking year of earthquakes
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