Saturday, 20 October 2012 20:35

Let’s talk science over a cup of coffee!

I have to admit that when my friend, who is Colombian and a chemist like me, talked to me about his interest in sharing and discussing scientific information with the general public– that is to people of different ages, educational and cultural backgrounds, professionals or not– the idea sounded kind…
Hace unos días fui a cenar con algunos amigos amantes de la comida Mejicana. Eddy, quien habla muy poco Español me preguntó  “me puedes dar la Hot sauce”? señalando las salsas que habíamos pedido que estaban sobre la mesa. Entendí que en Inglés  “salsa picante” se dice “Hot Sauce”, aunque…
Thursday, 01 March 2012 21:44

De como la Ciencia se Vuelve Ficción

Los científicos más allá de su estereotipo de nerds enclaustrados en laboratorios, son escritores prolíficos que crean narrativas e historias a partir de los hechos experimentales. Sin embargo, a veces sucede, que esas historias narradas por científicos terminan siendo solo ficción.
Tuesday, 20 December 2011 03:02

Too Much Pressure In.

In 1986 after winning the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, John C Polanyi referred to science not as the searching for the ultimate truth but as story telling. But it happens that sometimes, science stories end up being just fiction.
Friday, 01 July 2011 03:09

Mechanisms of Fear

When it comes to things that terrify us, snakes are usually at the top of the list. Just remember a couple of famous movies, of the several already produced, like Anaconda or Snakes in a Plane where the fright of people has to unexpected wriggling reptiles is clearly depicted.
Sunday, 12 June 2011 00:41

Why hot sauce is Hot

Appreciating and feeling the taste of food involves a complex mechanism that uses the sense of taste, smell and touch. The hot sauce is not the the warm one.
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