The telling of stories helps us to rewire the brain and reattach emotional significance to the memories we have. The act of being creative helps to balance the tendency to over-rely on logic as a […]
I have worked in labs for a long time and it is generally a pretty safe work environment despite what some folks imagine. However, occasionally something happens that has the potential to turn pear-shaped. Today […]
I have an interesting article titled Why do dogs and cats eat grass? by Benjamin L. Hart which was published in the journal Veterinary Medicine (December 2008, 103, 12 pp648-649). The author did several small surveys […]
I’m looking at a paper written by some of my colleagues at the NZ National Poison Centre a few years back. This is an important topic for everyone to be aware of: Poisoning following exposure […]
This post is an attempt at summarising and explaining a paper called 5-HT and depression: is the glass half full? Authored by Trevor Sharp and Philip J. Cowen which was published in Current Opinion in […]
Only science geeks are likely to get this, but it’s surprisingly accurate!
As a biochemist I have become quite accustomed to doing unit conversions in my head and working in scientific notation. But we all occasionally have to stop and count decimal places to get it right. […]
I read an interesting, and worrying, article today from the Guardian: Warning of ‘ecological Armageddon’ after dramatic plunge in insect numbers. It discussed the results of a longitudinal study surveying the biomass of flying insects […]