Renaissance Science – XII

There is a popular misconception that the emergence of modern science during the Renaissance, or proto-scientific revolution as we defined it in episode V of this series, and the scientific revolution proper includes a parallel rejection of the so-called occult sciences. Nothing could be further from the truth. This period sees a massive revival of […]

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Causes Of Climate Change

Most Important Cause Of Climate Change Human action is the main cause of climate change. Individuals burn fossil fuels and convert land from forests to agriculture. Since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, people have burned more and more fossil fuels and changed tremendous regions of land from forests to farmland. Burning fossil fuels produces […]

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Nonverbal Communication

Background According to VeryWell Mind, a substantial portion of our communication is nonverbal. Credible researchers have proven that every day we respond to thousands of non-verbal cues and behaviors from the people around us such as posture, facial expression, gestures, and tone of voice. From our handshakes to our hairstyles, nonverbal details reveal our interests, […]

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Pandemonium’s friendly demons

Oliver Selfridge was an early pioneer of artificial intelligence, and in 1959 wrote a classic paper outlining a system by which simple units, each carrying out a specialised function, could be connected together to perform complex, cognitive tasks. This ‘pandemonium architecture‘ inspired research in neural networks, which in turn led to modern machine learning about […]

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Riya Patel: What COVID-19 Has Taught Me

As an aspiring healthcare professional, I wanted to speak out about the relationship between mental health and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (which has now hit the one-year mark), and my own experiences with it. For ages now, the terms “quarantine” and “social distancing” have been around. To many, these concepts have been familiar, and a […]

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Your Body on Caffeine

Introduction Let’s face it: you’re probably addicted to caffeine. What began as one cup in the morning to help you get your day started soon turned into your need for three, then four, then five mugs for you to even get out of bed. But let’s back up a minute: how did this happen? The […]

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Sleep and its Effect on Our Brain

There is no doubt that sleep is highly important for our survival. There have been several studies conducted to help us understand the benefits of a good night’s sleep. In this article, you are going to get an overview on why sleep is important and some tips to make sure you are getting your z’s! […]

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Ethics in Science

Whether it is debating the use of recreational drugs or trying to justify the development of a nuclear plant, Science has always been stretching the ethical boundaries of humanity. For far too long, scientists have carried out experiments without considering any of the ethical consequences, as that was not their field of study. However, in […]

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Capture the Flag Events and Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) Encryption

Intro Over this past summer with the virus and all, I’ve been able to explore a variety of interests ranging from neuroscience research, self-study classes, and reading. One of the perhaps more interesting things I’ve done however was participate in Capture the Flag events or competitions (CTFs). In essence, CTFs are cybersecurity competitions designed to […]

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