Why Do We Dream?

John Lennon famously said “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one" – and he was right. Whilst researchers are still debating what the function of dreaming actually is, the scientific community agree, almost unanimously, that we all dream. We also know that our dreams are most abundant during the REM […]

By Joanna | Wellness

Loading… The Human Conscience

It sounds like the plot of a science fiction movie; a maverick scientific genius finds a way to save his brain and is able to live forever. Recent advances in technology mean that the idea of “uploading” the parts of a human brain which determine our personality and contain our memories might not be quite […]

By Joanna | Medical Education

A Slice of Mathematical Pi

March 14 is a special day for geeks around the world. It’s Pi Day: the date is 3/14 – the first three digits of the constant ratio between the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which school kids everywhere know is approximated to 3.14159. It also happens to be Einstein’s birthday, so there’s a […]

By Joanna | Astronomy . Education . Physics