Fad diets come and go, with magazines and celebrities jumping on the recent fashionable way to shed some pounds while convincing others to do the same. There have been liquid diets, zero-carb diets and raw food diets but perhaps one of the strangest weight loss methods was the tapeworm diet. Continue reading Opening a Can of Worms
If science is the most communal of human endeavors, drug discovery is its pinnacle. Over the course of decades, many people work together in a cyclical process of design, create and test. They’re brought together with the shared goal: producing a single molecule, a new drug, which will improve the lives of those suffering from disease. Continue reading From Seed to Root – The WeeCAIR Medicinal Garden
Albert Einstein said ‘The important thing is to never stop questioning.’ Indeed, the very essence of any good science is the preliminary experiment of questioning. Questioning itself is founded on the principle of uncertainty and at the core of uncertainty is curiosity. Continue reading Science communication in a post-normal, post-COVID world
Every day, we are inundated with articles regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst every person’s news feed, you will find a sea of scientific updates, along with conspiracy articles and misinformation. Recently, I have found myself asking the question: “Are people doubting scientific integrity due to the multitude of articles released regarding COVID-19?”. Continue reading COVID-19 – how do you understand the science?