Category Archives: Biology

Excuse me, do you half the time?

A friend and I were recently talking about Half-life. No, not that Half-life. Half-life as in the time it takes a radioactive isotope to lose (through decay) half of its atoms. So what does that mean and why should you care? Read the rest of this entry

It was just a joke!

Earlier today I was asked “What’s the difference between a hormone and an enzyme?”

Immediately I tried to recall my old biology classes. I knew that hormones were made in one part of the body for use by another part and that enzymes are sort of made the same way. I couldn’t really distinguish the two in my head, and then I realized the answer that they were looking for: “You can’t hear an enzyme”. Although I actually messed that answer up and said “You can’t always make an enzyme but you can always make a hormone!” Read the rest of this entry