How many ways are there to tie a tie? Royal Wedding Science Roundup
With PeerJ staff in the US and the UK, this weekend’s Royal Wedding 👑 is a special occasion for us all. Also, we will take any excuse to celebrate and share awesome science.
Are you attending a Royal Wedding party this weekend and looking for some expert ways to steer the conversation back to science? We’ve got you covered. Here are five articles from our archives with (loose) tie-ins for the occasion.
How many ways are there to tie a tie? 266,682. Hopefully, Prince Harry doesn’t have to try them all.
What do we know about the gene expression of those beautiful horses carrying the newlyweds across Windsor? This study focuses on the immunologically active tissues in the horse and identifies novel transcripts.
Longevity extension of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) by royal jelly: optimal dose and active ingredient (Yang et al.)
The average life expectancy of queen bees is more than 20 times of that of worker bees. What happens when the worker bees get to eat some of the royal jelly? Longevity happens.
Future population trends and drivers of change for Alexander Archipelago wolves on and near Prince of Wales Island, Alaska (Gilbert et al.)
As an environmentalist, the actual Prince of Wales may be interested to learn more about the predator-prey dynamics on the island that shares his title during the more dull parts of the ceremony.
A tip for dealing with anxiety on the big day – embrace your rituals! The findings in this study are consistent with the longstanding view that ritual buffers against uncertainty and anxiety, so we can all enjoy watching this wedding ritual.
Have a great weekend! If you’re looking for more great science, head to our new PeerJ Section pages for further recommendations and inspiration.