Chili peppers — news with a kick!

  The Guinness world record for the hottest chili was previously held by Smokin Ed’s Carolina Reaper, which measures at approximately 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)[1].  However, as of 2023, the incumbent pepper has...

The HeLa legacy

  The tale of HeLa cells begins with one woman, Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old African-American woman who passed away from cervical cancer in 1951. Back in those days, cells harvested from patients would die...