Jessica McGregor

Jessica is currently writing her thesis to complete my Ph.D. in bioanalytical chemistry at the University of British Columbia. She plans to use her knowledge and experience in science and her writing skills to become a science writer professionally.

Heterogeneous Mixture Definition

While the term “heterogeneous mixture” sounds like it could be a complicated concept, in reality, it is actually quite simple. A mixture is made up of two or more substances, and in a heterogeneous mixture, those substances are not uniformly […]

Probiotics: Potentially Problematic Or Possibly Pointless

A recent study performed by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel was conducted to determine the effects of probiotics on the human gut. Unlike other studies, which measure the bacterial content of fecal samples to approximate the composition […]

Does Microdosing LSD Stimulate Creativity And Productivity?

Self-prescribed microdosing of LSD has become a growing trend for both dealing with mental health states like depression, and in trying to boost creativity and productivity in areas like software development in Silicon Valley. Individuals who have tried the LSD […]

A Russian Jurassic Park Is Coming Soon To Siberia

Untold numbers of ancient corpses lay beneath the permafrost in Siberia. Preserved by the icy soil of the region, the genetic material found in the animal remains are the key to better understanding pre-historic life and even to perhaps reviving […]

Savannah Cat: Lifespan, Characteristics, And Temperament

The Savannah cat is an incredible animal that is a mixture of a domesticated cat and a wild cat. Lithe and graceful, decorated with the exotic markings of a wild cat, the Savannah cat is nevertheless quite at home stalking […]

3D Printed Bionic Eye Prototype May Help In Restoring Sight

The development of functional bionic eyes is currently an unfulfilled objective in the field of prosthetics. Such a development would be used to help improve vision for the visually impaired and one day to restore sight for the blind. The 3D […]

The Formula For Molarity

The molarity formula is one of the building blocks for understanding chemistry and chemical reactions. Being able to calculate the concentration of a solution is an important and basic piece of knowledge for a chemist. Calculating the molarity of a […]

Verb Examples: Identify The Types Of Verbs

Verbs are best learned with examples as it can often be confusing to know which one to use and when. As a part of speech, a verb is a class of word that indicates an action or occurrence, or a state […]

Lodestone: Definition And Magnetic Properties

Lodestone is a chunk of magnetite that has become naturally magnetized. The name lodestone comes from the Middle English term “lode” meaning way or journey, making the meaning of the term lodestone to be a stone that leads the way. […]

Ancient Cheese Found Preserved In Egyptian Tomb

Hidden by the sands of time in a cracked clay jar, a dried and chalky white substance wrapped in a bit of canvas waited to be discovered. Finally, the jar was unearthed by archaeologists who were exploring the rediscovered tomb of […]