Beautiful Biology

This blog will highlight biology & ecology-related things that I find particularly interesting.

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The Science of Caffeine: The World’s Most Popular Drug

It’s not just in coffee anymore. From drinks to jerky to gum, caffeine is everywhere. In our latest video, we take a look at the science behind the world’s most popular drug, including why that little molecule keeps you awake and reveal just how much caffeine is too much.

Video directed by Kirk Zamieroski
Series created by Adam Dylewski
Produced by the American Chemical Society

(Source: youtube.com, via shychemist)

Lungfish

Lungfish

thatscienceguy:

Incredibly high speed photography shows how fast a fly can maneuver. This fly makes a 45 degree turn while moving at high speeds in a ridiculously small time span, much faster than any man made aircraft can perform.

thatscienceguy:

Incredibly high speed photography shows how fast a fly can maneuver. This fly makes a 45 degree turn while moving at high speeds in a ridiculously small time span, much faster than any man made aircraft can perform.

(Source: sciencemag.org)