“All motion is an illusion”- Zeno

Zeno, like your average ancient Greek philosopher, loved to come up with grand statements and theories that people second guess the world in which they live in. Little is known about Zeno’s life, and only a handful of his work survived to be handed down to us.

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Why You (Don’t) Like Parma Violets

Whilst some may unanimously agree on the perception of a specific flavour (or combination of flavours) most will dispute variances in its intensity and inclination to like it: but why? As it’s (partially) due to your genes, of course!

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Travelling at the Speed of Light

Light is incredibly annoying. Even if we were to approach the speed of light, or perhaps even reach it, light would still travel at the speed of light relative to us. This is because the speed of light is relative to the observer. This was first realised in the 1900s by Einstein and is today known as Einstein’s Theory of relativity.

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What is Parkinson's Disease?

Parkinson’s disease affects more than 10 million people worldwide, and although it is a horrible, debilitating disease that will stay with you all your life, it is not deadly at all. But what makes Parkinson’s stand out from other diseases, are its strange symptoms, of tremors, muscle rigidity or even hallucinations.

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Why Your Muscles Shake After Exercise

When your muscles shake after exercise, they do so involuntarily, and there is little you can do to stop them immediately. This lack of control of our body usually scares most people, but the truth is that muscle tremors are perfectly normal (after exercise), and it just means that you are working out really intensely.

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The Science of Addiction

Addiction, is one of the worst diseases that affects humans in my opinion. This is because addiction turns you against yourself, it renders you powerless to do anything you want to do, and it leaves you as a prisoner in your own body.

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Lie In’s In Our Genes

Regularly staying up late and hitting that snooze button on mornings? Well if so, you’re most likely a “night owl” and before blaming this solely on environmental conditions, it’s worth pointing out that this is also partially as a result of your genes.

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The Brain's Secret Autopilot Mode

Have you ever felt like you can carry out tasks effortlessly without giving them much thought or consideration? Well then, your brain is probably functioning on autopilot.

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How Chromosomes Cheat

Cheating is wrong and something that we, as humans, should avoid: it’s unfair. Though for some chromosomes this is just in their nature.

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Why school should start at 11

We sleep for a third of our lives, around 25 years of our life, there is no activity that we will do more while alive. So, for something that takes up a very great proportion of our lives, why do we know so little about it?

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Profits Before Patients?

Now, is this really the case? Or is it just a pathetic allegation and an excuse for people to demonstrate their disliking of having to spend their precious money – even if it’s for something so beneficial to us, something that saves lives – medicine.

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The Sad Truth About Dementia

The human brain is one of the most intricate and complex things in existence. It gives us the ability to see, learn and think. It gives us personality. And it does all this in a relatively small package.

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The Problem with Processed Food

The obesity epidemic is one of the fastest growing problems in our modern society, and in my opinion, it is not being taken seriously enough. The amount of diseases and deaths caused by obesity, namely heart disease, and type 2 diabetes are one of the biggest killers in the world today

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The Biggest Lie about Hypnosis

Hypnosis has been one of the most debated and discussed topics in the scientific community, its presence both in medicine and entertainment can be traced back for hundreds of years, with its first practical purposes being reported in ancient China and India, where it was used as a form of pain relief during surgery.

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