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

coronavirus

Do you need to wear a face mask outside?

Face masks have become part of our new normal over the past year both indoors and outdoors. While they're highly recommended inside heavily populated areas like supermarkets/grocery stores and public transport, there's not much guidance when it comes to outside. According to Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, the risk of catching COVID-19 outside is quite low.… Continue reading Do you need to wear a face mask outside?

science

torture the data and it will confess to anything

Torture the data and it will confess to anything, as they say at Guantanamo Bay. Bad Science, Ben Goldacre This quote is somewhat amusing but very much true of some research carried out. It's not just limited to science either. How many times do less than reputable sources cherry-pick data and use it to support… Continue reading torture the data and it will confess to anything

On This Day

On This Day – 14th March

On This Day, Albert Einstein was born. Born 14 March 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, Einstein was a renowned physicist who developed the special and general theory of relativity. He is, perhaps, one of the most influential scientists of the 20th Century, with his work continuing to have an impact even today (without his breakthroughs,… Continue reading On This Day – 14th March