Biologically speaking, fear is an incredibly important feeling to have as it is responsible for helping us to get out of dangerous or scary situations. This could be something like running away from a crocodile to simply giving a speech to huge group of people. Whatever it is, it’s terrifying for us isn’t it? However, … Continue reading Why am I scared? The science behind fear.
Sleep is an important part of our day and on average a person spends 26 years sleeping! This seems like a large waste of time. However, we should be getting 8 hours sleep every day and adolescents should be getting 10 hours sleep. Those that get less than 7 hours are considered sleep deprived. As … Continue reading Why I dream of sleep.
I have been reading a book by primatologist Frans de Waal called “Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?”. The book is an amazing display of the faults in our understanding of animal behaviour and cognition. We often group animals in one category and separate animals from humans. Us vs Them. However, … Continue reading Us and Them – faults in our understanding of animals.
For centuries the full moon has held significant supernatural power over mankind. Biologists, artists and poets have all pondered the effect of our 29.5 day lunar cycle and how it has a physiological effect upon the Earth. So let's talk about our Moon, which interestingly doesn't even have a name considering all other solar system … Continue reading Does The Moon Affect Our Mood?
The term cardiovascular means heart (cardio) and blood vessels (vascular). They work together in a synergistic and complimentary fashion to ensure adequate oxygenated blood supply to the entire body. There are many different factors that can influence how that happens, gravity being one. In fact, if you think about it, its’ the very reason why … Continue reading Cardiovascular system in space!
In Science (and elsewhere) there can be so much to learn that we may often forget things, miss them entirely as we go along (just a few months ago I googled, ‘what even is fire?’, I kid you not) and face difficult problems that can seem insurmountable at first, so it helps to make our … Continue reading So You Want to Learn Science? Pt 2 – The Brain, a Beginner’s Manual.
Last time I wrote, I gave you a really brief overview of some of the different issues our bodies can encounter when they go into space. I also told you that I’d break them all down and go into more detail with each of them so that you can have a better understanding. First up…. … Continue reading Why walk when you can float?