Science Behind the Photo #25

Common Frog (Rana temporaria) Frogs are amphibians, which means  ‘tail-less’, from the Greek an-, meaning ‘without’ and oura, meaning ‘tail’.  Formerly, they were referred to as Salientia, which comes from the Latin salere, ‘to jump’. Frogs are, of course, known for their jumping ability, as well as their strange life cycle — born as tadpoles, which later go through […]

Designer tissue to heal our hearts

“And how can you mend a broken heart? How can you stop the rain from falling down?”  If soul legend Al Green’s song tugged at your heartstrings, you might want to reach out for some tissues now.  Tissues can wipe your tears, but if you talk to an engineer, you’ll learn that they can also […]