Since the dawn of humankind, we’ve had to face a hostile environment full of things that could kill us, from those enticing red berries to the multicoloured bread we forgot about two weeks ago. Thankfully, we have many ways of eliminating toxins,;our liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal system, and even skin and lungs, are working hard to keep us alive. Continue reading Demystifying “Toxins”
Through nostalgia, individuals look towards a positive future because it reminds them of their positive past experiences. Nostalgia also helps people to build positive relationships with their peers as it helps them to feel empathy and develop communication skills. Continue reading The Science Behind Nostalgia
Actions speak louder than words, right? There are indeed various solutions to help mitigate the severity of environmental issues as well as preserve our resources. Students like us can start from small actions to make big changes. Continue reading A CALL FOR ACTION!
While no one has the time to comb through the research behind every news article, being aware that sometimes, studies are not as sound as they first appear in a carefully-written press release or news article, is an important part of being an engaged, aware, citizen. Continue reading The Problem with Statistics
While the Amazon may not be the lungs of the earth and rainforests are filled with many stinging, biting, and otherwise dangerous species, we should still do what we can to protect them. Continue reading Fire and Life
No matter the outcome, thinking about risk in a more applied manner urges us to look forward and attempt to manage that risk, whether that be through developing asteroid collision mitigation systems, or simply reaching for the sunscreen. Continue reading Risk and You
Finally, it’s important to emphasize that everyone is different, and while these strategies have been shown to work, they are not the be all and end all of stress management. Continue reading Stress Part 2: Managing Stress
Looking at stress is the first step to understanding it. Our collective knowledge about stress continues to evolve as further research is completed and we undergo societal changes associated with new forms of technology. Continue reading The Science of Stress: Part 1
While the future for gene-editing is definitely bright, there remain issues associated with editing human germline cells, which go beyond the scientific field. Continue reading Miracle Cure or Ethical Quandry?
Ultimately, the best diet may not be a diet after all. While there is a relationship between being in a healthy body weight range and overall health, weight isn’t the sole predictor of health. Continue reading New Year’s Diets