Questions

The Big Question – 01 – Foil in the Microwave

In this new series, I will be examining the day-to-day questions in which the answer lies in science. You know, those questions that you get when something happens and you find yourself wondering why? Today's question is based on a little incident that happened to me recently. And, if I'm being honest, it's not the… Continue reading The Big Question – 01 – Foil in the Microwave

Infographic

5 ways to reduce stress [infographic]

1. Make sure you get enough rest. It's normal to feel overwhelmed and like there aren't enough hours in the day, but ensuring you're getting a good night's sleep is vital.  2. Eat healthy and balanced meals. It's easy to fall into bad habits when stressed, but overeating junk food can make you feel worse.… Continue reading 5 ways to reduce stress [infographic]

science, writing

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you) I have always enjoyed writing—whether it’s stories, poems, scripts, silly notes to myself or pages and pages of unnecessary commentary on my favourite television shows. There is something about putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) that soothes me. One of my… Continue reading Writing = therapy (or 5 reasons why writing is good for you)

On This Day

On This Day [June 3rd]

Alexander Graham Bell transmitted the first wireless message from a photophone (a device that transmits sound on a beam of light). Ed White became the first American to walk in space Charles Richard Drew, an American physician and medical researcher who was instrumental in the preservation of blood plasma, was born. Alexander Graham Bell Invented… Continue reading On This Day [June 3rd]

Entertainment, Uncategorised

3 more podcasts to listen to

I admit it. I've been bitten by the podcast bug. Not only can they be informative, they're a good way to kill time. I like to jokingly call them conversations I don't need to participate in (#introvert). Finding a good podcast can be hit or miss, but there is something for everyone. It can be… Continue reading 3 more podcasts to listen to

writing

The essential key for writing

The essential key for writing is to write regularly — like it or not — great ideas come often by writing; releasing the subconscious — waiting for inspiration and ideas will not work, but it does help to have a notebook with you all the time for sudden brainstorms or inspiration.  Prof. Robert Marc Friedman,… Continue reading The essential key for writing

Documentaries, Entertainment

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley The story of Theranos, a multi-billion dollar tech company, its founder Elizabeth Holmes, the youngest self-made female billionaire, and the massive fraud that collapsed the company. I love watching documentaries, and during the pandemic, I whizzed through a whole bunch of them! I was happy to find… Continue reading The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019)

Reading

5 Reasons Why Reading is Good for You

Every year I make the same resolution - to read more. A few years ago I resolved to read 52 books in one year. It didn't work. Being a so-called millennial, I remember the time when there was no social media. The internet was around, but you needed a dial-up modem and it took fifteen… Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Reading is Good for You

Public Health, Rare Disease

New sickle cell treatment given to first patients in England

There is a new sickle cell treatment now being given to patients in England! Sickle Cell Disease is a debilitating condition that predominantly affects black people. It is a painful condition that requires constant treatment and can lead to what is known as sickle cell 'crises'. If patients are not treated, they are left in… Continue reading New sickle cell treatment given to first patients in England