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What are nootropics? Science 

What are nootropics?

When the term nootropics was coined as such by Romanian psychologist and chemist Corneliu E. Giurgea in 1972, it is doubtful that he realised the extent to which the drugs that fell under that umbrella would become a heavy hitter in the pharmaceutical market. Based off of the Greek words “nous” and “trepein”, which together loosely translate to “mind bender”,... Read More
Plight of Rhinos a reminder that conservation is a serious matter Science 

Plight of Rhinos a reminder that conservation is a serious matter

There are currently five remaining species of rhino (White, Black, Greater, Sumatran & Javan), three are critically endangered (Black, Javan & Sumatran), one is vulnerable (Greater), one is near threatened (White). Three are located in Asia (Greater, Sumatran, Javan), the remaining two in Africa. Of those critically endangered, Javan rhinos (population ~60) are all located in one natural park and... Read More
Germany’s war on coal has resulted in a historic win for renewables News Science Technology 

Germany’s war on coal has resulted in a historic win for renewables

The Ruhr Valley in Germany carried the European nation’s economy for much of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Its steel works and large coal deposits made it one of the continent’s biggest industrial areas – next year, it will slip the key under the door and shut production for good. Bottrop, a city of 5.5 million that has long served... Read More
NASA’s interest in botany yields interesting results Science 

NASA’s interest in botany yields interesting results

In the past, household plants had been linked to reduced stress and anxiety, but now, a new study linked to NASA and several other leading organizations has investigated the benefits of indoor plants and how different species of flora can affect human behaviour. Mostly common plants that can be found in your average garden, scientists believe that bringing these plants... Read More
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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

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