“Positive data, positive data, positive data” – says the overbearing supervisor. What does it all mean? Well, essentially the terms positive and negative can only exist if you have a pre-existing stance on the outcome of an experiment. Scientists design experiments to test hypotheses. Indeed some of these experiments have a desirable outcome. That outcome being “a pieceContinue reading “This Data is Positively Negative!”
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Hollywood and Science: Making the unreal, real.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that scientists are totally devoid of imagination. In actual fact, some of the best scientists are those that are able to bring creativity to their day to day, to think outside the ordinary and push beyond existing boundaries. There is however a great creative force on this planet.Continue reading “Hollywood and Science: Making the unreal, real.”
Is there a gene for loving Call of Duty?
Genes are brilliant; and yet the way they are depicted may seem to oversimplify some really complex issues. If you watched BBC’s Horizon last week, entitled “Are you good or evil” you would have been entertained with the idea that scientists have uncovered the genetic basis of being evil. The “warrior gene” as it hasContinue reading “Is there a gene for loving Call of Duty?”
Cancer: Why we don’t have a cure just yet.
To say that cancer is a complex disease to understand and a difficult disease to treat would be a great understatement. Those that have lost loved ones to cancer describe the experience as a long and torturous path, full of deception. At times those diagnosed with cancer seem as though they have their energy back,Continue reading “Cancer: Why we don’t have a cure just yet.”