‘Nature makes penicillin; I just found it’ – so said the Scottish bacteriologist and physician, Alexander Fleming, who, in 1945, won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his discovery of the first antibiotic – penicillin. For decades antibiotics were the most effective method of combating bacterial infections and the first cases of resistance were not […]Read more "The Key To Success Lies In Nature"
Have you ever wondered why you like to eat some foods more than others? What makes you choose one particular brand of chocolate bar, despite the fact that they all look similar? Consumer surveys revealed that taste is the most powerful determinant of our food choices, leaving behind product price or nutritional value. This is […]Read more "Why We Like What We Bite?"
More and more people suffer from depression today and there is a danger that by 2020 depression becomes the second most common illness worldwide. Experts from various scientific areas search for new approaches to avoid that. In response to that question, I would like to propose a special treatment that not only decreases the level […]Read more "How To Train Gratitude And Benefit From It?"
I am sure each one of us deep down is a dreamer, who wants to reach out for the sky in whatever they are truly passionate about. However, a few of us decide to execute our dreams and let me tell you – you should! In order to do so, I would like to share […]Read more "Why Is it Worth Dreaming?"
Microorganisms play a vital part in the life of our planet. They not only lead in amounts, but also being responsible for many physiologically important processes they serve the whole ecosystem of Earth. With sizes ranging from nanometers to hundreds of microns, they come in all sorts of shapes and different behaviour. Since they have […]Read more "Row Your Boat In The Sea Of Honey – Microworld Hydrodynamics"
Orientation in time is normal and presupposed by almost any social interaction. We do not need to have a clock in order to know what time it is now – we may simply “tell the time” by relating our personal now with any external physical process (be it a movement of the hand of a […]Read more "How do mentally ill people experience time?"
How mathematical models of game theory might help to understand processes seemingly embedded in culture? Games with funny names such as Stag Hunt, Chicken or Pig and Piglet illustrate various mechanisms of human interaction. They are valued by researchers from fields such as economy and sociology not only for their simplicity and elegance, but also […]Read more "ENHANCING COORDINATION"
The fast developing world faces progressing globalisation and increasing number of people. The following pressures us to rise food production and overcome unfavourable environmental conditions, like drought, for growing area of crop plantations. One of the methods to improve grain yields is the creation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Although GM crops are recognized as […]Read more "Could the green tea help us with the food security?"
The quest how to turn lead into gold, so vivid over centuries, has now evolved into a different question – are the financial markets efficient and can one make consistent profits in trading. An important distinction has to be made between (1) one-off trades, say taking a bullish view on an equity index and being […]Read more "Algorithmic Trading & AI – Can They Offer the Edge to the Investor?"
Since the internet is leading a transition into networks and platform-based social and economic models, blockchain is likely to become an answer to a demand of Internet-age market transactions. Its underlying solution is the technology’s intelligence layer which was initially designed for cryptocurrency transactions, such as Bitcoin, and applies advanced machine learning and systems to […]Read more "What does blockchain mean for data science?"