The discovery of antibiotics Science 

The discovery of antibiotics

Few are the people who can raise their hand and say they haven’t used antibiotics at least once in their lives. The lifesaving drugs that transformed medicine and improved our quality of life has only been around for less than a century, and is considered to be one of the major breakthroughs in human history – one that came by... Read More
drought Science 

Drought: the unspoken killer

Defined as a period of below-average precipitation sometimes coupled with increased temperatures, drought is an issues that has arisen for a multitude of reason throughout the years. Known to last several years – the longest recorded one lasted over 400 – droughts can have a dramatic effect on agricultural, the environment and local socio-economics. From the seasonal droughts that befall... Read More
fire, human Science 

Despite controlling it for millions of years, fire continues to support humankind.

The control of fire by early humans was a pivoting moment in human evolutionary history. By controlling fire our ancestors were able to provide warmth, protection and a way to cook food on a much more impressive scale than previously available. Once they were able to create fire, it allowed them to venture into the night, explore caves and enabled... Read More

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