Not Exactly Rocket Science

Archives for May, 2008

As fat people have an abundance of fat tissue, the natural assumption is that fat people have more fat cells, or ‘adipocytes‘. That’s only part of the story – it turns out that overweight and obese people not only have a surplus of fat cells, they have larger ones too. The idea of these ‘fatter…

I’m away for the weekend so I thought that I’d repost an article from the old WordPress blog. This is actually the first ever article I wrote for Not Exactly Rocket Science and I’ve updated it slightly to take more recent findings into account. I’m considering doing these reposts every Saturday, but let me know…

Ultraviolet (UV) radiation lies beyond the violet end of the rainbow. Our eyes aren’t equipped to see it and its presence only becomes visually apparent when enough of it hits our skin and causes a painful, red patch – a sunburn. But not all animals have eyes that are so ill-equipped. The females of the…