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The Secret of Eternal Youth

Ever feel like you’re getting old? In the news this week it was announced that he typical age for experiencing a mid-life crisis is 35! If that’s you, spare a thought for Walter Breuning, the world’s oldest man recently celebrated his 114th Birthday. Today’s blog looks at whether science can ever beat aging…

The Science of Love!

What makes people fall in love? A man and woman’s eyes meet across a busy room. They meet each other and start a conversation. Then suddenly BANG! Our beautiful couple realise they have the magical ‘spark’ and they hit it off. It’s not long before they are ‘in love’ and gazing blissfully into each other’s eyes in front of a beautiful … Continue reading

Decisions Decisions… Memory and Choice

I seem to spend a considerable amount of my life in supermarkets; probably because I can never decide what to buy. There seem to be too many choices! If you ever happen upon me in a supermarket, I’ll probably be in the breakfast cereal aisle pacing up and down, scrutinising different packets –  completely unable to make a decision.  Do you ever … Continue reading

Memory: ‘I’m Sorry and You Are?”

How often have you forgotten something? When was the last time you walked into a room and forgot why you had gone in there? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. This is the first of two blogs looking at memory. Today’s blog looks at how our memory works and just how precious and fragile it is.

When Not to Lick Your Fingers: Artificial Sweeteners

  When I learnt NOT to lick my fingers    Whenever you work in a science lab, you are taught never to eat or drink anything. And there is good reason for this:  During medical school I had weekly human dissection lessons. I once licked my fingers straight after one of these sessions… never would I do that … Continue reading

Mind Reading: Secrets and The Science!

One of these people is trying to deceive you – can you tell who? Today’s blog is all about whether it really is possible and whether you can tell what someone is really thinking. Many believe that there is a science behind ‘reading minds’. Read on to find out more about the secrets and the science.

To Infinity and Beyond: The World’s Greatest Hits

33 years ago today – the ‘world’s greatest ever hits’ were released as part of the one of the most bizare scientific experiments. You’ve probably never heard the whole version: you will today.

Is there a doctor on the aircraft?

“If there is a doctor on board, please could you ring your call button” The dreaded call came: It was three in the morning, we were two hours into a flight back from New York and my wife had just slipped into a deep sleep .It had hardly been a straight-forward flight back; we were … Continue reading

Shock: Work is actually Good for You!

The bank holiday is over, sigh. Got the back to work blues? Well take heart, because just like your parents used to tell you work is actually good for you!

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