Here is what is puzzling about people: we often seem to be inconsistent in our reactions to others without even being aware of it. If you like to think about yourself as egalitarian, please consider these: On a train, do you sit next to a white or a black passenger if you have a choice? […]Read more "Revealing the Hidden: Implicit Age Bias at the Workplace"
Antibiotics revolutionised medicine by providing accessible, non-invasive means of combating previously untreatable and often highly contagious infectious diseases. These agents have been in use for more than 70 years and saved countless lives. However, their use was associated with a rapid development of resistant bacterial strains rendering many of antibiotics ineffective. First cases of ineffective […]Read more "Outsmarted by Bacteria?"
Imagine a world where you taste words, where sounds have distinctive shapes and observing touch to a stranger would feel like a real touch on your own body. Although it might sound like a trailer of an upcoming sci-fi film, these extraordinary experiences are not fictional at all. In fact, these are pretty typical sensations […]Read more "Synaesthesia"
When a cell divides, its DNA is copied across. Have you ever wondered how this cell knows that it is a liver cell, a muscle cell, or a neuron present in your brain allowing you to process these words? It turns out that the DNA (and in fact its surrounding) in each cell has specific […]Read more "Blue Pill or Red Pill? Epigenetics – the Matrix of the Cell"