Fleming, the painter of microbial pictures

The History of Medicine tells that, back in 1877, as an assistant to the great Robert Koch (known mainly for his work on tuberculosis, as well as for being the father of medical microbiology), an idea emerged in the mind of the German physician Julius Richard Petri. There must have been some way to facilitate […]

Équihen-Plage, the little village of house-boats (France)

Today, Sunday, I got up with the intention of taking up again the notes on geography. Yesterday I found in a copy of La Ilustración Artística corresponding to October 12,1908 a mention of a picturesque place: There are on the coasts of the English Channel and half a dozen kilometres away from Boulogne-sur-Mer, a small […]

Photographing Hell

In times it was thought that Venus was a paradise, an aquatic world that hid its secrets behind an impenetrable shield of clouds. They were right, because the clouds darken the surface and until recent times the truth was not discovered, namely, that Venus is the closest thing to hell, or at least to that […]

Lethal code

It’s not about the title of a movie. This is a real deadly code, the simple nucleotide sequence (Adenina, Timina, Guanina and Cytosine) that, combined in the genome of the 1918 H1N1 influenza virus, killed millions of people. The code is as follows… Source: NCBI – Influenza A virus (A/Brevig Mission/1/1918(H1N1)) polymerase PA (PA) mRNA, […]

In the 19th century Egyptian mummies were not burned in the boilers…

The venerable mummies have survived hundreds, even thousands, of years, keeping the memory of their original dwellers, whether human beings or animals, in the hope of a new world on the other side of death. These corpses preserved in extraordinary conditions, whether by artificial means or due to extreme environmental conditions, are a very valuable […]