graphene bits

What’s in your pencil can change the world. Graphene, which is in the tip of that No2 pencil (in the form of graphite), has some incredible properties. In a recent study, researchers created a new method using graphene to control the beating of human heart cells in a petri dish. Knowing how heart cells work … Continue reading graphene bits


a shocking sneeze

Sneezing is an odd, useful way for the body to remove irritants. Anyone with allergies or a cold in vogue will also feel the incredible frustration over serial sneezing. Big sneezes are enough to shock our neighbours and disrupt any quiet once gathered. Bigger sneezes can rupture your throat. The sneeze that broke Recently, a … Continue reading a shocking sneeze

wearing a cape at work

Casual Fridays see their fair share of odd outfits, but costume capes are still a rare sight. They are not appropriate office attire and management won’t shudder to send a cape-wearer to HR for education. There are exceptions, though, like when the boss makes you wear one. Why are they wearing capes? Capes, like the … Continue reading wearing a cape at work

does classical music really make you smarter?

Some time during my childhood, there was buzz about classical music making you smarter.  Was it a scheme cooked up by classical music enthusiasts feeling neglected in the modern frenzy? Or disgruntled violin teachers looking to make extra profit?  I don't know who started it, but it is a rumour with endurance.   I latched onto … Continue reading does classical music really make you smarter?