Sunday

Therefore we must think

The Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge is one of the most famous science buildings in the world. Out of it have come discoveries which have transformed the lives of all humanity: James Clerk Maxwell’s work in electromagnetism in the 19th century; the splitting of the atom by Rutherford in 1919; the building of the first particle accelerator by Walton and Cockcroft in 1932; Crick and Watson breaking the molecular code of DNA in 1953.

It’s in the genes

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Scrolling through my Instagram timeline last week I came across a funny meme with the caption: “Some people can eat five burgers and not gain a pound; I click ‘like’ on a picture of a Nutella jar and gain five pounds.” While the meme was hilarious and obviously untrue, I asked myself the question “Does genetics play a

Cumin-Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Cumin-spiced Sweet Potatoes (Photo by Cynthia Nelson)

Cumin/geera and potatoes seem to have a natural affinity. Potatoes, being bland and porous, easily absorb the flavour of whatever they are cooked with (it is one of the reasons potatoes are added to foods while cooking to remove excess salt).

Grafting and budding

  Grafting and budding are horticultural techniques used to propagate cultivars which are more vigorous when grown on another plant. They involve using either the t-budding or wedge grafting method to join parts from 2 plants so that they appear to grow as a single plant.  


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