Proteostasis- Understanding protein recycling, and how we can maintain the balance Ageing is inevitable; it seems obvious that as you age, you reach your peak and then decline into old age; exactly why this happens remains a mystery. During ageing, the cells in your body multiply, either replacing defective cells or helping you grow and […]Read More Nobody’s perfect
People love meat: OK not a universal truth in our modern society, but for the longest time it is hard to deny that that has been the general consensus for most of human history. We learned to hunt for our food, and then later, after we became a little smarter and lazier, we domesticated the […]Read More Would you like to see our guilt-free menu?
It’s never been easier to know a little about a lot. We live in an age of information overload, bombarded by 24-hour news cycles and endless refreshments of news cut down to 280 characters. Learning enough that we probably all think that our own opinions are valid, even if we do not have all the […]Read More A little too much- The perils of some information
Myth Debunked- For us of drinking age, partial to the occasional beverage; sometimes, after a few too many, we experience brain fog, decreased inhibitions, and unsteadiness. But has our night-on-the-tiles killed some healthy brain cells? Thankfully, no, unless you fell and knocked your head while drunk, or suffer from a particular genetic disorder, while our […]Read More Booze on the Brain- Does drinking alcohol kill brain cells?
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 […]Read More In two minds?
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 […]Read More Infinite typewriters
Does metaphor help or hinder Sci-com? Metaphors are a powerful tool in language, although we may not realise just how often we use them. You may think that they are only used inadvertently or to add an unnecessary flourish to creative writing, but you may be surprised at just how much we all use metaphors […]Read More When you can’t see the wood through the trees