Monthly Archives: February 2013

Pushing Scientific Boundaries: How far is too far?

Science is nothing if not controversial. From Galileo through Darwin to modern day researchers; certain scientists have always challenged the dogma of the era and often faced persecution because of it. These scientists usually kept up their ‘heretical’ beliefs because … Continue reading

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Could ‘smart’ drugs make us more productive?

“Performance-enhancing drugs” is a phrase we’re used to hearing in the context of sport. But what if the drugs in question were aimed at improving our mental ability? Smart drugs, or ‘nootropics’, have been widely hailed as the steroids of … Continue reading

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Love is in the air: Why Sperm love the smell of flowers and how this could be used as a fertility aid

Flowers have long been prized for their natural beauty and almost guarantee a positive reception when given as a romantic gift. However, it appears that the chemical responsible for floral smells (‘bourgeonal’) is also linked with love and romance in … Continue reading

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Body donation: ‘life’after death

Mortui Prosumus Vitae ‘Even in death do we serve life’ After one of my many trips past our University’s dissecting room, I couldn’t help but think of all the bodies which lay inside; waiting to meet their fate at the … Continue reading

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