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

coronavirus

What’s the latest with COVID-19?

According to an editorial in Nature (dated 10 Jan 2022), it is time for us to come to terms with the fact that COVID-19 is here to stay. Given the amount of pandemic fatigue there is at the moment, many people have already come to terms with it. However, as Nature states, this doesn't mean… Continue reading What’s the latest with COVID-19?

Public Health

The impact of food poverty on society | part 2

In the previous part, I spoke about food insecurity and how it impacts the lives of many around the world. In this part, we'll be learning what food insecurity is, and what measures are being taken to combat it and the last impact it has on society. Food security is made up of four different… Continue reading The impact of food poverty on society | part 2

On This Day

On This Day – 4th Jan

On 4th January 1900, James Bond was born. Not the James Bond we know as Agent 007, but rather the inspiration behind the character. James Bond was an American ornithologist. Ornithology is the study of the behavior, ecology and environment of birds. James Bond traveled to as many as 100 different countries in pursuit of… Continue reading On This Day – 4th Jan

Infographic

How to spot bad science

Here at Purplexed Science, we always try to provide references and sources for any claims or information, but with a wide range of information available thanks to the internet, it can be hard to know what to trust. For example, our first Did You Know? post was about human stomach being able to dissolve razor… Continue reading How to spot bad science

Did You Know?

Did you know that your stomach can dissolve razor blades?

According to a study carried out by researchers from the Department of Surgery, Meridia Huron and Hillcrest Hospitals, Cleveland, Ohio, razor blades can be dissolved by the acid in your stomach if you (hopefully accidentally) ingest one. They placed several razor blades and other metal objects in gastric juice and found that after 24 hours,… Continue reading Did you know that your stomach can dissolve razor blades?

coronavirus, Mental Health

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.

The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in. While writing one of my last posts, 'The Effect of Coronavirus on Mental Health' - I wondered how things would improve. Before the pandemic began, many of us were already struggling. We were already dealing with poor mental health - the virus just put… Continue reading The mind is not isolated from the world it lives in.