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
Starting a PhD during ‘normal’ times is an adventure in itself, the start of a long and exciting academic commitment. But starting a PhD amid a global pandemic has certainly been a completely new experience and one that I couldn’t have ever contemplated. Continue reading Starting a PhD during a pandemic: My Experience
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?
As the SARS-CoV-2, or more commonly known as Covid-19, pandemic continues to spread, epidemiologists seem to be churning out some mindboggling numbers. Recently, I came across a puzzling statistic which concluded that women were less likely to die from contracting Covid-19 than men were. Additionally, this was in the above 65 years category, where there is a higher percentage of women than men. Delving into the literature, looking for an explanation to make sense of the difference in death rate, I found an extremely neat explanation relating to X chromosome inactivation. Continue reading SARS-CoV 2: eXplaining the differences in death rates