Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) is a cancer of blood primarily affecting children. And currently kills around 1400 people a year in the USA alone. It is often a devastating disease, presenting with non-specific symptoms and can be advanced at the time of diagnosis. Treatment is usually chemotherapy, a collection of chemicals designed to wipe out… Continue reading Hopes For Childhood Cancer Prevention As Doctor’s Focus In On Immune System
"You can't leave the park if you stay on the rides boy. Stop being a tourist and take a look behind the curtain." The idea that everything we know 'is a lie' and we have been dreaming all of this time pervades culture en masse; From Plato to the Wachowskis, the possibility that we are… Continue reading In Reality Just A Dream? (You Will Need A Cup Of Coffee For This One!)
Robots are an increasing part of our day to day lives. From simple assistants like Siri to complex quadripedal automatons like Spotmini, robotic technology is rapidly becoming common. And although some may seem novelties, a revolution in robotics has been pioneering medical treatments for a while now. And researchers at UW School of Medicine have just… Continue reading Researchers just created a Robot ‘Mini-Organ’ Nursery, and the implications are astounding.
In space no one can hear you scream, or can they? Actually, we hear a lot from space. We just need the right set of ears. And for a long time we have listened to the stars, and every once in a while, we hear something that might just be something special. A regular pattern… Continue reading Voices from the Distant Stars – The Story of a Pulsar
Newspapers often give completely contradictory health advice. It’s difficult enough to keep track of what is supposed to be healthy, without papers changing their minds the whole time. Unless you have training in Science or access to the original source material, you often must take a newspapers interpretation at face value. But this can often… Continue reading Can You Really Trust Health Journalism? Think Like A Scientist.
The Universe is much more vast than we can imagine. Expanding for over 13.8 billion years, some of the very light we observe in the night sky is older than earth itself. And with simple life easy to assemble, and the vast numbers of planets out there, we are forced to wonder. Are we alone? And if not, where is everybody? Well the answer is fascinating, and in some cases, quite terrifying indeed.
You are a biomass of self-believing consciousness, built from familiar atoms under restrictive universal laws, tuned by selective environmental pressures, and just a small part of something much beyond your comprehension. And that, for me at least, is pretty freeing.
Why do we like Red? The answers lies with the apes, and takes us to the end of the universe.
Whilst sitting across from an empty seat, you can quickly begin to wonder who may sit opposite you. With a global population of around 7.6 billion people, it could be just anyone. The chances are that you may not know them or the story of their lives. But more than likely, they have a bum. And for a chair, their entire life is about waiting for the next one. But should a chair worry about being sat on?
First there was the Big Bang. Then, a few years later, there is the Big Mac. The future of our Universe is much like that of a Big Mac; to eventually decompose to nothingness. But you, at least for a while, can prevent that using the very energy a Big Mac delivers. How? Well within… Continue reading Are You Eating? Good! But Did You Know You Are Violating Cosmic Law?