Sintija Jurkevica and Jonathan James The struggle of understanding sexuality begins to muddle even before sexual orientation can be defined. Some sources describe it as a person’s capacity to have erotic experiences and responses. However, in general, sexual orientation or preference, can be defined as “the sex (biological aspects of maleness and femaleness) of those … Continue reading The Science of Sexuality
Jonathan James It’s only been in the last few decades that long distance travel has become commonplace in our lives. With it has come the phenomenon of desynchronosis, a combination of symptoms including headaches, fatigue, and loss of concentration. This is better known as Jet Lag. Resulting from the disruption of our bodies circadian rhythms … Continue reading The Science of Jet Lag
Sophia Akiva Some hold the belief that humans were made in the image of an omnipotent being, while others consider us to have adapted through evolution to become the dominant species on our planet. The debate between these views is best left for another time, but for a species that has no natural predators, can … Continue reading Super-senses in the Animal Kingdom
Sophia Akiva Climate change is a scientific problem that is often erroneously portrayed as a matter of personal opinion. What remains of utmost importance is that the people responsible for making global decisions on the issues of climate change are well informed about the effects it will have on our world. Are the changes to … Continue reading A Chance at Salvation
Marina Sanz Orell It seems that, once again, we find ourselves at a point in history where reality begins to imitate fiction. We’ve seen countless examples of this during recent years, from gadgets that seem taken out of Doctor Who to space travelling projects that bring us closer to Star Trek. Image Credit: Pixabay In … Continue reading The Future of Genome Editing: Utopia or Dystopia?
Richard Kaskiewicz Pain is something that the vast majority of us will be subjected to on a daily basis. But what is pain exactly, how can we describe it or alleviate it? Why do we feel pain in the first place? Image Credit: Maxpixel The etymology of the word ‘pain’ can be traced back to … Continue reading Ouch!
Katy Drake Our planet is flirting dangerously with the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Humans the culprits; habitat destruction and direct exploitation of species the crimes. As the decline of terrestrial land mammals continues to accelerate, bushmeat hunting, in particular, has gained new attention. An international study, led by Professor William Ripple of … Continue reading Hunting to Extinction