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811, 2019

Across the world in 19 hours

November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Across the world in 19 hours With the continuous development, innovation and improvement of air travel and aircrafts – it seems that the world is not in fact so large, as continents and people can be connected in a matter of hours. Air travel and airplanes have come a long way since the inception of the Wright brothers’ (Wilbur and Orville) “Aeronautical Experiments” in 1901 which focused on “three [...]

811, 2019

Drunk words, sober thoughts

November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

‘Drunk words, sober thoughts' Jamie Foxx’ lyrics: “Blame it on the booze, got you feeling loose, blame it on ‘tron, got you in the zone, blame it on the a-a-a-a-a alcohol” describes a feeling that many of us have experienced after a big night out. The alcohol was definitely to blame, right? Especially for any ‘uncharacteristic’ or embarrassing behaviour, or for things that we said that we probably (definitely) [...]

811, 2019

Why SA can’t afford not to be water savvy

November 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Why SA can’t afford not to be water savvy Water, unsurprisingly and undeniably is our most important natural resource. 70% of Earth’s surface is covered by water. This statistic on its own sounds like a pretty decent water percentage, however we need to take into account that of that 70%, approximately 97% of that water is salt water, and therefore not easily consumable. Of the remaining 3% that classifies [...]

910, 2019

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated by SAYAS

October 9th, 2019|Categories: News|

Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated on the 12th of August by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) Dr Tozama Qwebani-Ogunleye was nominated on the 12th of August by the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) to represent South African early to mid-researchers and scholars (3-7 years after PhD) at the Global Young Leadership Workshop and the World Science Forum (WSF) in Budapest, Hungary. The 2019 Global [...]

810, 2019

Gender neutrality to become mainstream

October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Gender neutrality to become mainstream Gender neutral or gender neutrality is a term that is now common place in the media, however what does it actually mean? Well, before we get on to gender neutrality and its inherent ideological place in society, it is important to make the distinction between sex and gender. Sex refers to a person’s biological anatomy and reproductive organ (genitals). Gender on the other hand [...]

810, 2019

Microdosing for mental health?

October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Microdosing for mental health? Microdosing is the practice of taking reduced or small doses of psychedelic drugs primarily for mental health and well-being purposes, as well as for increased productivity and occasionally for more recreational purposes. In recent years, the focus has moved from utilising psychedelics on a purely recreational basis, to the potential benefits that psychedelics may have in aiding mental illness. “Taking microdoses of a psychedelic drug [...]

810, 2019

Contaminated Chernobyl now a tourist hot spot

October 8th, 2019|Categories: News|

Contaminated Chernobyl now a tourist hot spot Chernobyl, arguably one of the most contaminated places on the planet, is set to become a budding hot spot for tourists. In an announcement made earlier this year by Ukraine’s current president -President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke of the importance of changing the way in which Chernobyl is viewed, and granting it “new life” by doing so. "We must give this territory of [...]

1309, 2019

Amazon Alight

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

Amazon Alight The Amazon is burning, and not for the first time. At this very moment there are an estimated 93,000 fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon. This is a significant increase, a 60% increase in fact from those recorded at the same time last year. It is also the highest number of active fires recorded in the Amazon since 2010 (National Geographic, 2019). According to the Global Fire [...]

1309, 2019

South Africa’s War on Women

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

South Africa’s War on Women In the wake of what has been a horrendously ironic, eye opening and devastating Women’s Month in South Africa, the country has been left reeling after a scourge in gender based violence. The month of August in South Africa is meant to be one used to celebrate the women in our country, but instead as the statistics and continuous stream of news just this [...]

1309, 2019

The buzz about blood types

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|

The buzz about blood types Have you ever wondered why you might be covered in mosquito bites, but the person next to you remains untouched? Why do some people get bitten more than others, is it purely coincidence and chance, or is there something more behind the bite? Well, as it turns out – there may be a more scientific reasoning behind a person’s propensity to be bitten by [...]

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