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Should we all be STEMinists?

On February 11th 2021, the world celebrated the 6th International Day of Women and Girls day in STEM. Currently, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women and according to UNESCO, only about 30% of all female students select stem related fields in higher education. Longstanding biases and gender stereotypes are what steer girls andContinue reading “Should we all be STEMinists?”

The Power of our Senses

Taste buds are just one reason why we love some foods and hate others.Hot Chocolate. Doughnuts. Haribo’s. McDonald’s. The world is full of polarizing flavours and foods, beloved by many, despised by just as many. Why is that? Scientists have untangled some — but not nearly all — of the mysteries behind our love andContinue reading “The Power of our Senses”

The pandemic that rocked the world…Where are we now?

Well…..2020…..what a year it was. A new virus that had never been detected spreading across the whole world, closing the borders of many countries, and forcing governments to make never-seen-before decisions that would cause massive financial implications. It is said to have originated in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and has now reachedContinue reading “The pandemic that rocked the world…Where are we now?”

How can we move to a sustainable future if we keep using energy-intensive heating and cooling?

According to UK Power, a ‘typical’ home uses between 8,000 kWh and 17,000 kWh of energy a year for its heating and according to World Watch Institute data, buildings are responsible for the annual consumption of 40% of the world’s energy. The design of many buildings for living and working make them inefficient in termsContinue reading “How can we move to a sustainable future if we keep using energy-intensive heating and cooling?”

Is this the most underrated form of energy generation?

The purpose of switching from fossil fuels to low-emission alternative fuels is to mitigate climate change by reducing a country’s total carbon dioxide emissions, which in turn, will contribute to reducing total global emissions. There is a lot of talk about switching to cleaner forms of energy, and solar and wind energy are naturally theContinue reading “Is this the most underrated form of energy generation?”

How high is too high?

Many of the world’s tallest buildings have become tourist attractions, New Year’s Eve countdown locations and even spots for wedding proposals. However, it is not the events that occur there or the words used to describe them, but the numbers that make these structures with complicated engineering calculations very inspiring. It can also be veryContinue reading “How high is too high?”

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