Katerina Lim

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Writing up: the home straight of a PhD

Post-graduate study, a wise person (probably) once said, is a marathon rather than a sprint. If that’s the case, right now Tower Bridge, where the crowds were cheering me on and I had the city at my feet, seems like a distant memory. It feels like I’ve been running along Embankment forever, but the …

Heinz and Ford want to turn leftover ketchup into car parts

Heinz and Ford are teaming up to investigate repurposing leftover tomatoes to make car parts. While cars won’t technically be powered by ketchup, scientists at both companies are aiming to create wiring brackets and storage bins from leftover tomato skins, peels, stems, and seeds. The use of tomato …

How Male Dwarf Spiders Use Chastity Belts to Safeguard Their Fatherhood

As a courtesy to bug-phobes, some of the more lurid images in this post will be hidden until and unless you press this button.<br>SHOW<p>Animals don’t have actual chastity belts. But male creatures have evolved some interesting ways to try and ensure they’re the only ones who can access a particular …

Human Tongue Has A Sixth Taste, New Study Shows

The human tongue may have a sixth sense—and no, it doesn’t have anything to do with seeing ghosts. Researchers have found that in addition to recognizing sweet, sour, salty, savory, and bitter tastes, our tongues can also pick up on carbohydrates, the nutrients that break down into sugar and form …

John Oliver Explains The World Cup And FIFA To Americans (VIDEO)

John Oliver is "both excited and extremely conflicted" about the World Cup.<p>Why? Because he loves the tournament - but it's run by FIFA.<p>Take it away, …

8 Foods That Aren't What They Seem

WARNING: desserts are masquerading as savory foods.<p>Folks, we're about to confuse you. We apologize in advance, but it's not us, it's <i>them</i>. And by them we mean the very talented, but very tricky food bloggers.<p>These bloggers are making peculiar foods that have us questioning our senses -- burgers that …