I recently read an article that says the universe is expanding, and not only that, but that it is expanding faster than was previously thought … which got me to wondering … if the universe is expanding, are we keeping up? … More The universe is expanding – are we keeping up?
We may remember learning, recalling and reciting the law of reflection at school, but have we ever stopped to consider what the science of reflection actually means, and what it means for us in our everyday lives? … More The Science of Reflection – what is it reflecting to us?
As we stroll through supermarkets these days, there is usually a whole aisle devoted to ‘health food’ products, most of which contain ‘healthy’ sugar … but is there such a thing as ‘healthy’ sugar? … More Is there such a thing as ‘healthy’ sugar?
There is a saying – “seeing is believing” – reflecting the fact that most of us only rely on what we can see with our own two eyes. But science has now shown that our heart is our greatest sensory organ, that the heart feels everything, and feels it long before we sense it with our other organs. … More Seeing is believing… or is it?
Have you ever wondered why the word ‘constellate’ – meaning ‘stars gathered together’ – is also used for people gathered together? … More Constellations
Have you ever noticed the particular smell that comes with rain, especially after a spell of hot dry weather? And how that smell makes us feel? … More The smell of rain
Medicine today prides itself on being evidence based, meaning that our practice is not random or whimsical, but scientific, based on treatments that have been tried and tested in clinical trials. What is the evidence for this form of evidence and is there another form of evidence that we are ignoring? … More Evidence-based medicine: what is the evidence?
We have been raised to think of evolution as a straight line… we are born, we grow up, we live and die… … More Evolution – A revolution in the way we see it
Sleep is something that many of us struggle with, and this struggle can affect our whole day, indeed our whole life. … More Sleep – a very sacred part of our day
Science for me is nature – the beauty, the power, the magnificence, the grandeur, the intricacy, the delicacy of the natural world. … More What I Love about Science