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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...

A new vision for Autism treatment

Emotions. All of us have them, feel them in some way, and oftentimes want to share them with others. Whether this be because we’ve...

1.5M penguins newly discovered in the Antarctica

One and a half million penguins – that is nearly 400,000 more than the population of Devon county! Surely it should be almost impossible...

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...

Mars-ter of Worlds

Launched: May 5th, 2018. Estimated Landing: Nov. 26, 2018. Landing site: Elysium Planitia, Mars.   A grand sum of $814 million has been pumped into the...

The Day After Tomorrow…

It’s hard to deny that over the past hundred years or so, humans have made a bit of a mess of the planet; air...