All posts tagged science

‘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. […]

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things? The Philosophy of Criminal Behaviour.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that nobody fits the criteria of an ideal person. As humans, we are inherently flawed, and are innately inclined to display a mixture of personality […]

Autonomous cars – the road to the future? [1/2]

In an ideal world, in order to get from A to B, the average human being wouldn’t have to grapple with the mysterious ways of clutch control, or learn how […]

Adult Playground at the Tate

Who says swings should just be for children? The Danish art collective ‘SUPERFLEX’ certainly don’t think this is the case. Until the 2nd of April 2018, they are giving members […]

Consciousness and Perception – are you aware? [1/2]

Is the experience of consciousness a universal one? If so, how could we ever prove this? When does consciousness begin, or end? These questions remain mostly unanswerable by the greatest […]

Have Advancements in Technology and Science Actually Made Us Happier? – [2/2]

Research into the psychological effects of social media is, as one would expect, a new and developing field. EPJ Data Science is one journal dealing with this and publishing research […]

Review: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

In approximately 100.000 BC, there were at least six human species living on this earth. Fast-forward to today, and there is only one left; us, Homo Sapiens, which literally translates […]

Have Advancements in Technology and Science Actually Made Us Happier? – [1/2]

Naturally, the human race continually strives to progress scientifically, politically and economically, all in the name of pursuing happiness. But, in a society where organic conversation is often replaced by […]

What is the Human Soul? – The Dangers of Unsound Science [2/2]

In 1907, American physician Duncan MacDougall claimed to have weighed the human soul by placing dying people on a set of industrial measuring scales. He claimed that a half to […]