The Reality Behind our Dreams

March 18, 2019 0

Introduction Why do we dream? How does our brain manufacture dreams? How do they relate to our consciousness? These are questions that neuroscientists have been trying to answer for the past few decades, in an […]

Viruses: the ally or the enemy?

March 14, 2019 0

Introduction Viruses are often considered monsters; they cause disease, ruin crops, and sometimes cannot be treated by medical means. However, in recent years, science has allowed us to harness the therapeutic potential of viruses. Through […]

The Present and Future of Bionic Prosthetics

March 7, 2019 0

My first real exposure to prosthetics was, funnily enough, through video games. From shooting with nano-augmentations in Deus Ex to playing detective with Rhys’s cybernetic eye in the Borderlands series, it’s clear that the development […]

Trust me, I’m a doctor

February 21, 2016 0

What comes to mind when you think about pigeons? Flying rats? Waddling fowls? How about medical professionals? As outlandish as this notion appears, it isn’t nearly as far-fetched as one might think. A recent study […]

Game on.

November 30, 2015 0

Rebecca glances at the game clock, wiping the sweat off her brow. There are 23 seconds left, and Rebecca’s Vipers are down 98-95 to the rival Cougars. Neither team has any timeouts left. The game […]

What’s in your meat?

November 24, 2015 1

On October 26, 2015 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization announced that it added ‘processed meat’ and ‘red meat’ to its list of Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans) […]

Open yourself up to music

November 10, 2015 0

What goes through your mind when you watch a professional pianist’s fingers dance across the keys? Is it a sense of wonder, perhaps with a hint of envy? At least, that’s how I feel. It […]

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