Evolution

Your ancestors had better teeth than you do, so go brush your teeth

Mar 15, 2017 microbiome

By Lauriel Earley If you’ve ever been to the dentist, you’ll know that most of your time there is spent having plaque cleaned off your teeth. Have you ever given much thought as to what plaque is? If not, then be prepared to be a little grossed out. Plaque is a ‘biofilm’, which means it’s […]

The tiny creatures that evolve with our beer industry

Oct 14, 2016 Microscopic view of ale yeast used in beer production. - From brewdaddy

By Yitong Li What comes to your mind when you think of evolution? Giant dinosaurs with sharp fangs and powerful claws? Or giraffes stretching their necks to reach the leaves at the top of a tree? Or Charles Darwin the British gentleman with a long, dense beard? For a group of scientists in Belgium, evolution […]