Science 

Castaway and adrift: what are your options?

From Tom Hanks’ performance in Castaway to real-life stories of shipwrecked crews in treacherous waters, tales of hardship and survival surrounding the sea have long dominated seafaring communities. Even in modern times, shipwrecks have dominated news cycles. From ghost ships floating in waters south of Australia with crews presumed lost to fishing trawlers sinking off the coast of Mexico with... Read More
The Great Floods, Myth or Meteorology? Science 

The Great Floods, Myth or Meteorology?

As Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in Houston, major flooding in urban centres can happen relatively unexpectedly. Storm surge and king tides are expected phenomena on the coast during bad weather events like the ones currently affecting the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. However, this isn’t something that is new, as flood myths have been a major part of many mythological... Read More
Technology 

As LEDs and Fluorescent bulbs take over the market, lets look back at the original lightbulb

When renowned American inventor Thomas Edison managed to create a working incandescent light bulb and mass produce it, he was actually the first of almost two dozen before him to successfully set one up. The first lightbulb to ever be manufactured at a large scale, the incandescent light bulb is something most of us can remember fairly well. Whilst the... Read More
Black mold The story behind it Science 

Black mold: The story behind it

Frequently associated with poor indoor air quality and water damage, Stachybotrys or black mold, is one of the most infamous forms of fungus that can be found in our homes or workplace. Although commonly referred to as a “toxic mold”, the United States’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) dismisses that terminology as a major misconception. A high profile... Read More

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