Only the Lonely

You may be surprised that the level of social integration and the number of close relationships a person has is one measure of their life expectancy, but with reports suggesting loneliness is on the rise, are we facing a new epidemic? And are there specific social, demographic, or economic factors that are contributing to this […]

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Ethics and open science – Plagiarism “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” You have probably heard this phrase, commonly attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, describing how progress is a collaborative process, learning from those who have come before you, and building upon their ideas, and this continues […]

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XYY-Death of the Übermensch

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 […]

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Is fat really that bad?

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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forget me not

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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