All posts tagged science

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]

Chin Chin Labs @ Camden

Ever heard of liquid nitrogen ice cream? Me neither! Well, that was before I stumbled upon Chin Chin Labs situated in the heart of Camden Lock. When you read the […]

Should We Fear Advances in Artificial Intelligence? (Part II)

AI (artificial intelligence) is increasingly pervading the lives of modern day people – and at an unprecedented rate. Approximately 50 years ago, both mobile telephones and televisions were at the […]

A Wrinkle in Time Review – Ava DuVernay’s Cluttered Big-Budget Adventure is a Rupture to the Good-Time Continuum

A lot of anticipation had arisen around the announcement of A Wrinkle in Time. The first major film with a budget of over $100 million directed by a woman of […]

Exclusive preview: MadLab molecular cocktail masterclasses

This month Madison will be launching ‘MadLab’: a new series of masterclasses with a science theme in mind. Think chemistry meets cocktails, or science geek meets drink connoisseur- unique right? […]

Embryo Screening – The Ethics of ‘Designer Babies’.

Nearly 40 years ago, the first ‘test tube baby’ was born. Since then, technological innovation has propelled forward at an unprecedented rate, allowing contemporary science to enable the prospect of ‘designer […]

Embryo Screening – Do We Deserve to Know the Future?   

  DNA is mostly locked up safely inside our cells, where it is used as an instruction manual to make every conceivable part of the human body. Cells are dying […]

‘Smart’ drugs – What do they really do?

From pulling all-nighters and forgetting to eat, to replacing all the blood in your veins with Red Bull, the academic demands of University life undoubtedly pushes students to extremes. In […]

‘Smart’ Drugs – What do they really do?

Statistics vary wildly with regard to the extent of their use, but no doubt anybody in academia will hear about the use of attention-improving drugs such as modafinil and ritalin. […]