Harpreet Thandi ‘Tinnitus’ is a term used to describe hearing sounds which are not actually present in the ‘real world’. As the result of miscommunication between the sounds the ears pick up and how they get translated to the brain, it is colloquially named, the ‘Music of the brain.’ These sounds can vary considerably, from … Continue reading Tinnitus
Josh Bason On November 2nd 2000 the first crew arrived at the fledgling International Space Station. In doing so they began a 16-year human presence in Earth orbit which continues to this day. While this is a massive achievement for humanity, we shouldn’t be fooled into thinking that the many difficulties of long-term human space … Continue reading Feeling Spaced Out: The Body in Orbit
Camille Lee-Own The evolution of handedness, where one hand is more competent at performing tasks, has been puzzling scientists for centuries. Recent research has shown that ancient human ancestors (hominids) may have been right-handed. Image Credit: Wikimedia The direction of cut marks on Homo habilis teeth indicate they may have held meat with their left … Continue reading Why Do We Have Dominant Hands?
Ellen Moye Today is St Patrick’s day! This cultural and religious celebration honours the death date of the patron saint of Ireland. It’s purpose, traditionally, is to commemorate saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, although more recently it is a day of celebrating Irish culture in general. People dress in green, Christians … Continue reading Guinness
Ellen Moye Are your pants on fire? Because Dr Robert Feldman, Psychology professor at the University of Massachusetts, says that they are. His studies into lying conclude that everyone lies, and at an alarming rate too! In fact, on average people will lie two to three times in a ten-minute conversation alone, a statement that … Continue reading Would I Lie To You?
Ellen Moye It turns out that the majority of us undergo a measurable height change from waking up to the end of the day. While for most this change goes by mostly without notice, others can experience a shortening in the scale of inches. Image Credit: Flickr The measurement of two brothers in 2001 was … Continue reading Why Do We Change Height Throughout The Day?
Katie Jones The number of vegans in Britain has increased by 360% over the past 10 years, making veganism is one of Britain’s “fastest growing lifestyle movements” - according to the Vegan Society. There are many reasons why people choose to follow a vegan diet. These include animal welfare issues associated with large scale farming, … Continue reading Are Vegan Diets Healthier?