The 2009 Chemistry Nobel Prize was awarded yesterday for work on identifying ribosome structure. Whether you’re familiar with them or not, ribosomes are huge (in biology and in life–but not in size). Basically the ribosome “reads” the DNA and makes proteins. If DNA is the recipe of life, a ribosome is the chef.
And if that’s of no interest to you, how about bugs? Incredible Insect Macro Photography came across my Twitter feed and I thought you’d love to see these amazing images.
If you’re not following me, obviously you should be. But why should you read AmoebaMike when you could be keeping up with the Kardashians or following Taylor Swift? (Yes, I <3 Taylor too.) I read lots of science tweets and distill the very best stuff that I think the average person would find interesting.