The way people speak of cognitive enhancement drugs, or “smart drugs”, it could be compared to athletes and steroids. They assume that taking “smart drugs” to increase attentiveness for studies, projects, and tests are the equivalent of cheating. Though these medications were originally created to treat mental health issues such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Alzheimer’s, […]
According to researchers, the Earth is now around 4 billion years old. That is quite a number for an age. The Earth has changed a lot since then; from its structure geographically to its components atmospherically.
A group of scientists around the world has been trying to prove that the element hydrogen can acquire properties to become a metal. However, they have not come up with an acceptable way to do it without destroying any equipment. Scientists have been trying to turn the lightest of all elements into solid metal.
Between climate change, the devastation of certain ecosystems and mother nature’s indifferent attitude to human life, natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes are likely to remain with us for the foreseeable future. Technology has a role to play in how these are dealt with, however. Using social media and the internet, volunteer […]
You can’t google a sneeze or a pimple without stumbling on numerous articles and blog posts containing phrases like “scientists agree” and “research shows”. Unfortunately, this kind of article rarely includes additional phrases such as “cluster sampling technique” or “p value of under 0.01”, which are some of the first things any real scientist […]
It’s commonly heard that the 7 billion people or so living on the planet would starve if it weren’t for modern, scientific, and commercial farming on a large scale – though, statistics simply do not support this view. Industrial farming is indeed more productive if conditions are ideal, but a number of resources it […]
At the time of the Crimean war between Russia, Turkey, Britain, and France, a military hospital was a very grim place to end up in, reminiscent of a modern-day horror movie. The powers that were cared little about on the quality of care the sick and wounded received – food was poor, hygiene was dismal […]
Imagine yourself traveling to Russia or any countries abroad, communicating with the locals as if you are a native of that place. Or having a business meeting and closing a business deal with a Japanese company without the hardships and fear of cover-ups because you directly hear, speak and understand their language. The catch here is […]
Autism is a childhood mental condition that affects language skills, social behavior, and actions or behaviors that get repeated over time. Such behaviors are observable when the child reaches 2 years old and this leads to the diagnosis of the condition. Recently, a medical breakthrough in detecting the probability of having autism in a child […]
Is there such a person who is afraid of technology? The answer is YES! As crazy as it may sound like, there are groups of people with phobias on technology. This article will introduce you to the common ones and who knows, you may be the one of those experiencing it.