Leading the Blind

Andy Thompson “There is something so totally purging about blindness, that one is either destroyed or renewed. Your consciousness is evacuated. Your past memories, your interests, your perception of time. Place itself. The world itself. One must recreate one’s life.” These are the remarks of theologian John Hull who, after being visually impaired since childhood, … Continue reading Leading the Blind

Pseudoscience – Why Are We So Easily Fooled?

Jamie Hakham From Astrology to Homeopathy, people believe a wide variety of things that have no basis in any concrete science. With the world currently in a furore over ‘fake news’, we thought we’d take an analytical eye over why people believe in bad facts and faulty logic. Pseudoscience takes many forms, and affects practically … Continue reading Pseudoscience – Why Are We So Easily Fooled?

Women in STEM: in Sheffield and Beyond

Emily Vincent Most of us have seen the statistics and stereotypes surrounding women studying or working in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) fields; it can sometimes seem an inescapable reality that these areas are male-dominated. The obvious male bias in science raises lots of important questions. Image Credit: MaxPixel What are the issues? In … Continue reading Women in STEM: in Sheffield and Beyond

Have You Ever Told a Lie?

Jess Jarvis Although many people don’t like to admit they lie, it is something that we all do - some of us more than others. Psychologist, Professor Richard Wiseman, says that we are all born with a natural ability to lie, suggesting it is a relatively inescapable certainty within our lives. Image Source: http://www.practicingparents.com/why-do-kids-lie/ Why … Continue reading Have You Ever Told a Lie?

Taking Chronic Fatigue Seriously: Myth to ME

Helen Alford Myalgic encephalomyelitis (usually shortened to ME) is a syndrome that causes constant mental and physical fatigue that no amount of sleep or rest can help. Around 250,000 people have the condition in the UK. It tends to affect women more than men and onset is most common between the ages of 20-50, though … Continue reading Taking Chronic Fatigue Seriously: Myth to ME