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The placebo effect: worthwhile or a waste of time?

The placebo effect is where a drug of no therapeutic value, often sugar pills or saline injections, causes a physical effect. Although commonly talked...

A loss of face

Until recently I thought that social media was a force for good. As someone who sometimes finds social situations fairly exhausting, social media seemed...

Apocalypse sooner than we thought

On Monday 8th of October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report warning politicians about the impact that any...

Living the Dream

Exploring the concept of lucid dreaming, and why research into sleep science has culminated in the launch of an app that you could only...

Every breath you take

As we all well know, air pollution is the result of the release of various harmful gases that negatively impact the environment, like Carbon...

Solar Eclipse – What happens in the eye!

For some on August 21st night came early! It then promptly left again; with confused flocks of birds and awed onlookers in its wake. A...

Watch this Space

Have you ever felt the need for speed? Want to run away from your exams? Tired of carrying your friends in Fortnite? Have no...

There must be something in the water…

Water water everywhere, but what’s in the bottles we drink? 1 million plastic water bottles are purchased each minute, worldwide. But, are we really getting...

When Stars Collide

This story really has it all. Really it does; astronomy, physics, chemistry, two dying stars spiralling into one another (resulting in a cataclysmic explosion)...

‘Monkey hear, monkey do’ – Why a good beat gets us...

Most of us listen to music every single day: on the radio as we drive to work, through our earphones on long journeys, or...