Category: Science

Articles in regard to Science theory and practice.

BREAKING: Theresa May Unveils New Post-Brexit Tory Logo

BREAKING: Theresa May Unveils New Post-Brexit Tory Logo

The Conservative Party has announced its new logo, representing a “vibrant, diverse” Tory party beyond Brexit. The logo, which features the same tree shape as the previous logo, has only one difference which is...

Asteroid impacts: Researchers fret when the public does not.

Asteroid impacts: Researchers fret when the public does not.

It seems that every few months my students at Insanitek have a tendency to ponder natural disasters. Super volcano explosions, zombie attacks, or their most recent obsession thanks to the anniversary coverage of the...

SCIENCE: The Dark Side of Altruism

SCIENCE: The Dark Side of Altruism

In part one we briefly looked at how altruism can help society. In this post we’ll briefly look at the darker side of altruism: how the cults use a person’s goodwill. Altruism is a...

SCIENCE: The Bright Side Of Doing Good

SCIENCE: The Bright Side Of Doing Good

This is a two-part series as altruism creates powerful emotions. These emotions can be a motivating factor both good and ill. In this post I’ll introduce the bright side of altruism, and in the...

Financing Science in Uncertain Times

Financing Science in Uncertain Times

Funding science is like indulging in a really, really expensive hobby. If you’re in a university, you’re lucky because, although you have to beg for money via the grant cycle, you don’t have to...

Reproducibility Crisis and You

Reproducibility Crisis and You

There is a somewhat well-known problem in science called the Reproducibility Problem. All seasoned scientists know about it, and even some of the public knows about it. The difference is the public doesn’t know...

Science Unseen

Science Unseen

Despite endless knowledge available on the internet, knowledge is being lost in great quantities. Why? Well, as a whole, we have stopped reading and talking about research works. It’s not hard to fathom why. The...

Integrating Logic Instead of Shouting Into Debates and Life

Integrating Logic Instead of Shouting Into Debates and Life

One of the things intellectual humans do is ask “why” when a given situation arises. Take today’s chaos, for example. No matter where one falls on the political or social spectrum, they are going...

Trump: We Need Some “Good Old Global Warming” And Other Wonderful Tweets From Trump About Global Warming

Trump: We Need Some “Good Old Global Warming” And Other Wonderful Tweets From Trump About Global Warming

Once again, Donald Trump’s world famous Twitter account has sparked a great debate in American and global politics. This time, it’s the environment which has caused the huge outcry.   In the East, it...

Combine Maths And History For Better Impact

Combine Maths And History For Better Impact

Who doesn’t remember the pain of being a teen and sitting through classes? All those boring classes in topics you didn’t care for, yet they were required. I remember sitting in college classes and...

Implications of a Passed Turing Test: How Far Should Human Rights go?

Implications of a Passed Turing Test: How Far Should Human Rights go?

There is, always has been and likely always will be an ongoing debate surrounding human rights – who qualifies for them? What rights should they entail? You no doubt will have heard much of...

Human Genome Manipulation

Human Genome Manipulation

Human beings’ cells have 46 chromosomes, containing between 20,000 and 25,000 genes which are comprised of deoxyribonucleic acid, known as DNA. Chromosomes, genes and DNA are inherited during conception from our parents and determine...

Science Lobbyists – For the Greater Good?

Science Lobbyists – For the Greater Good?

We like to think that we are very well-educated in today’s world. The average human can do a variety of maths, have a basic idea of most science topics, and is also literate. It’s...

Readers Beware: Science Is Retracted Quietly

Readers Beware: Science Is Retracted Quietly

Science is a remarkable business where you can follow your curiosity all the way. It’s like being a professional child in that  you get to ask questions and find the answers, investigate surprising results,...

The Good News From God

The Good News From God

“Religion is an insult to human dignity. With or without it you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that...