Bacteria advertise to recruit fresh members to their community, fresh examine suggests

Biologists at University of California, San Diego, have discovered that bacteria living in biofilm communities interact with each other using “ion channels,” which is an electrical signaling method that is similar to the communication signals used by neurons in human brain. Biofilms are lean films composed of communities of bacteria as well as other microorganisms.…

When Do I Spell Out Numbers?

Q: Sometimes I see numbers spelled out (nine) and at other times I see them in numeric form (9). Which is correct? When do I spell out numbers and when do I write them out? —Kevin T. A: Most writers—including me—took on this artistic profession for three reasons: We’re creative, we love to read and,…

I’ve been blogging for over one and a half years now, and despite being a rather seasoned pen collector for years, I never wrote any letters up untill now

But recently, I commenced writing letters with a fellow-blogger, and I received the most amazing letter I had ever seen in my life, written on hand-laid paper of course. I did my very best to write a decent letter on my Rhodia pad, but no matter how hard I attempted, it didn’t even get close…