In our third installment of the Ten Hundred Word Challenge inspired by this XKCD Up-Goer Five comic (and aided by this Up-Goer Five text-editor), we present two cases of complicated biology made simple. Aggie writes about fear changing our brains, and Paul writes about tiny worm sperm. Read on to learn more! And then, if you’re interested in writing your own, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The value of basic science has become a heated debate in politics – lawmakers the have berated the NSF for “wasting” money on research that, they claim, doesn’t align with our nation’s interests. Yet, we’ve seen countless times how basic science unexpectedly leads to huge advances in technology, and subsequently how we go about our everyday lives. Unfortunately, the history behind new technologies is not often acknowledged – when new tech is constantly becoming available, we take for granted the innovative science behind our latest gadgets.