biochemistry

Beauty and the microscope: what science can learn from art

Beauty and the microscope: what science can learn from art

As a scientist, I consider myself artistic in neither my abilities nor my observations of the world around me – I am a physicist who has dedicated his career to controlled experiments, mathematical descriptions and quantifying all I observe. I’ve always seen art as the converse – as something unquantifiable and fundamentally opposite to science.

Could taking vitamins in huge doses produce a health miracle after all?

Could taking vitamins in huge doses produce a health miracle after all?

For decades, some people have embraced the idea that there might be major health benefits from taking vitamins in quantities well beyond the recommended daily requirement. The concept was very popular for a while in the media, but research findings to the contrary gradually made it virtually untouchable for scientists.