17 January 2019

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
James Stephens

9 January 2019

photosynthesis enhanced through genetical engineering

Genetical engineers have enhanced the efficiency of the photosynthesis process by 40% in genetically engineered tobacco plants. The process corrects a fault in the process, involving the RuBisCo enzyme, that happens in about 20% of the reactions. This fault is present in most plants that do photosynthesis. The technique is likely to boost crop yield substantially. More...

30 December 2018

remember 2018

  • Gigs
    • I solisti del vento, Breendonk prison camp
    • Brosella: La mal coiffée, Officina Zoé, The Klezmatics
    • Lais: Midwintertales II
  • Books
    • Jay Kristoff: Nevernight
    • Haruki Murakami: The elephant vanishes
    • Jane Gardam: Old filth
    • Yuval Noah Harari: Sapiens
    • Paolo Cognetti - The eight mountains

17 November 2018

Samuel Johnson quotes

It is better to remain silent and thought a fool,
than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Your manuscript is both good and original;
But the part that is good is not original
And the part that is original is not good.
 

25 October 2018

Een winnaar is een verliezer die niet opgeeft.
Bond zonder Naam

15 October 2018

Voor een kwart van de jonge nieuwe stemmers is democratie niet beste staatsvorm, ze verkiezen een autoritaire leider.

9 October 2018

Jenna Arts tekeningen voor column Hilde Van Mieghem in De Morgen