We have all heard the myth of being more right-brained or left-brained, with all your creative thoughts emanating from the left half of the brain and the cold, hard logical ideas materialising from the right. However, the human brain is much more complicated than that, don’t believe that 10% BS, we actually need a lot […]
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Myth Debunked- The idea of the alpha males and the top dog might have percolated through the zeitgeist, with the biggest, baddest, males living their best lives compared to lowly betas. And whereas this idea is somewhat true in the animal kingdom, it is actually not really the case for dogs or wolves or humans. […]
Read More Alphas and betas and gammas…..Oh my
Myth Debunked- Some of us might remember our biology lessons better than others, but there are some facts that we all know for sure, such as plants get the energy from sunlight, that things spread from areas of higher concentration to areas that are lower, and that when it comes to genetics, if you have […]
Read More XYY-Death of the Übermensch
School for wayward bots. Our world is governed by invisible technology; behind the screens there are a countless number of simple decisions being made for you, running our daily existence. Depending on your level of tech savviness, you may or may not have any idea of how these “thingys”? programs? Algorithms? bots? actually work, but […]
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Myth Debunked– first featured in the Times of Malta –10 August 2019 Eating fats make you fat. It seems so obvious, right? Well actually, it turns out that fat might not deserve its bad reputation. We are taught from an early age that fats are an essential part of our diet, remember that food pyramid? […]
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Do we have the right to be forgotten? and in the age of the internet is that even possible anymore? – Everyone has parts of their lives that they wish could be forgotten; a thoughtless remark, or a stupid comment that continues to haunt you on those nights you just cannot get to sleep. For […]
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Myth Debunked– first featured in the Times of Malta – September 21, 2019 We have all used the saying “memory like a fish” or “crafty as a fox” without much of a second thought. Humans have established a hierarchy of Earth’s intelligent beings and, of course, we sit at the pyramid’s top, but how do […]
Read More Testing animal intelligence: A dumb question?
We live in a fast-paced world; this isn’t new. Now it is cars and the internet, previously it might have been wolves and bears. We have evolved to make decisions quickly, and we learn from our experiences so we can make these choices even more quickly in the future. This is great, even for non-dangerous, […]
Read More An ass out of you and me – Everyone’s a little bit racist
Hundreds of thousands of people slowly shuffle along London’s busy streets. Leading busy lives, making ends meet, grist to the mill. But below street level, there is a web of communities, just out of sight to the majority. Christian dance parties beneath charity shops, tiny Avant-Garde cinemas and art galleries, and the University of the […]
Read More The Allegory of the Cave -Underground insight
The death of Perfect Paul, and his sister Uppity Ursula? You probably don’t know Perfect Paul, but you will definitely recognise his voice, although you will probably think of a very specific person when you hear it. Perfect Paul is a creation, a placeholder, better than nothing but no one’s first choice. Perfect Paul is […]
Read More Just your voice