‘Mental health myths you wouldn’t believe still exist’

Mental health issues are common, but the myths are more so. Here we break them down to end the stigma.

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10 Common Logical Fallacies And How To Fight Back

We have all been in arguments on social media. And sometimes your opponent may begin to twist your words and place you in seemingly ‘unwinnable’ positions. For example, you may argue that ‘legalising medicinal cannabis is a good idea’, but are then asked to comment on ‘so you think all illegal drugs are fine.’ Obviously,…

5 Quotes that make Carl Sagan Unforgettable

If you haven’t heard of Carl Sagan then you are missing out. Not only was the renowned astrophysicist a pioneering scientist, but a leader in the field of public science communication. And personally, one of the greatest people to have ever lived. Without him, it is unlikely that many of us would know much about…

Ten Incredible Pearls of Wisdom From Great Minds

The world can be a confusing place, but academics, authors, artists, poets and philosophers are just some of the many who have tried to explain things. In my wanderings through scientific texts, popular non-fiction and and documentaries, there have been a few stand out comments. Whether it be Malcolm Gladwell’s keen insight into human nature,…

Happy Birthday! Another Maths Paradox To Test Your Mind

Continuing on our theme of head-breaking maths, I’d like to present another example of probability gone wrong. For this experiment, we’re going to need to gather twenty two of your friends at random. Hold a party in your kitchen (or any way you can snugly fit twenty three people). Well done Mr Popular, but did…

Ever Wonder Why Humans Are So Clever? Scientists Hone In On Special Genes

There is no doubt that humans are the smartest creatures on the planet. But for the longest time it has been unclear just how exactly we made the jump from simple creatures to ones capable of mathematics, ethical debate and invention. But now scientists may have begun to unravel the mystery, discovering that three similar…