Science & Technology

Climate Change in Africa: Invoking the Spirit of ‘Ubuntu’

Climate Change in Africa: Invoking the Spirit of ‘Ubuntu’

Alonge Gloria22/09/20219 min read
Our humanity is hinged on collective responsibility. We are all responsible for each and, we are each responsible for all. This is the rationale behind the African word, Ubuntu, rooted in the African humanist philosophy meaning ‘I am because we are’. Before delving into an analysis of how this African word relates to the issue of the global climate emergency, it is imperative to understand the impact of climate change on the African continent.
The Effect of Social Media on Society

The Effect of Social Media on Society

Hala Badeeb17/09/20217 min read
Social media platforms have been around since the early 2000s, and has grown exponentially since. So, with that growth, what kind of influence does social media have over our lives and society as a whole?
Retrograde Motion and Its Misconceptions

Retrograde Motion and Its Misconceptions

Jad Kadah11/09/20218 min read
There exists in our night sky many mysteries and occurrences that have intrigued scientists for millenia. One of the most intriguing is Retrograde Motion, a term referring to a sort of “optical illusion” that happens with some neighboring planets.
Utopian Narratives: How they have transformed Technology and Organisations

Utopian Narratives: How they have transformed Technology and Organisations

Hisham01/09/20219 min read
The impact of Utopian Narratives on our Society
Sustainability is Gone

Sustainability is Gone

Jad Kanawati30/08/20216 min read
When we look around us nowadays, we can observe people wearing face masks, gloves and other hygiene requirements. However, have we thought of the impact on the planet and the future of it due to us continuously using them?
What Has Been Done to Tackle Air Pollution?

What Has Been Done to Tackle Air Pollution?

Leen Asaad30/08/20217 min read
Air pollution has been a threat to society for a long period of time. Because of the multitude of ways of how air pollution is caused, how should we tackle air pollution? And what major steps countries have taken to limit air pollution?
Exploring the Royal Road to the Unconscious

Exploring the Royal Road to the Unconscious

Taimaa Dairawan22/08/202111 min read
Dreaming is an essential activity that happens to the sleeping mind, but why tho? Also would it be ever possible to record those dreams, and be able to watch them while we’re wide awake?
Existence of Life Outside Earth

Existence of Life Outside Earth

Lara Borhani22/08/20217 min read
Whenever we think about outer space, several questions pop into our mind. Does Life Exist Outside the Earth? Can we live in other Planets and Galaxies? These questions sound so simple, yet they have so many different answers.
Can Dinosaurs Come Back?

Can Dinosaurs Come Back?

Abdallah Mahayni22/08/20217 min read
We can tell that resurrecting the dinosaurs right now isn’t such a good idea. But just the possibility that such creatures could come be living side by side with humans is mind-blowing. So, can dinosaurs come back?
Disease Evolution

Disease Evolution

Tayma Shalabi18/08/20215 min read
Thinking about the consequences we’re going to face in the future is terrifying. Imagine not being able to get out of your home because of an ignorant approach to diseases. Can we stop this disaster and save the world from falling apart?
The New Ball and (Block)Chain: The Commercial Potential and Legal Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology

The New Ball and (Block)Chain: The Commercial Potential and Legal Regulation of Distributed Ledger Technology

Jack Borrill14/08/20219 min read
Blockchain, the infrastructure utilised by cryptocurrencies, is witnessing a boom in innovation. However, these innovations, whilst revolutionary, are significantly divorced from their conceptual bases, posing difficult questions for future legal regulation.
Impact of the internet on our education

Impact of the internet on our education

Noor Mahmood10/08/20216 min read
The pandemic made many things difficult and more complicated, especially going to school. The internet made working and learning much easier, however, despite its benefits, it is important to note the negative effects and issues that arose
In Search of Another World

In Search of Another World

Maria Al Shash10/08/202110 min read
Space colonization is a form of permanent human habitation and exploitation of natural resources outside of planet Earth. Space colonization as a concept is not solely constructed on the availability of additional resources that could enable expansion of human society from Earth into the solar system as we go forward in time, it is also […]
Memories and Forgetting

Memories and Forgetting

Massa Shahrour07/08/20216 min read
Memories are the main unit in a person’s life. We are capable of having good or bad memories and making mistakes and errors. We should keep on embracing all memories because they are what makes us the person we are today.
Climate Change

Climate Change

Lana Alloush07/08/202111 min read
Climate change is affecting our planet in a very negative way. Individuals should quickly take action in order to save the planet, for we have no other option.
Our First 10,000 Days on Mars

Our First 10,000 Days on Mars

Isuru Athukoralage05/08/202116 min read
With each passing year, more and more eyes look up and ponder the possibility of interplanetary travel. This is the story of how and why our future as a species is intertwined with the colonisation of Mars.
Simulation Theory

Simulation Theory

Leah Ebrahim29/07/20216 min read
How did humans come to exist? A question that left hundreds of scientists seeking an answer to fulfil their knowledge about this topic. However, there are many theories that explain how, yet none of them truly resolve this mystery.
The Evolution of Man

The Evolution of Man

Louay Alarfi29/07/202112 min read
How did humans come to exist? A question that left hundreds of scientists seeking an answer to fulfil their knowledge about this topic. However, there are many theories that explain how, yet none of them truly resolve this mystery.
The Pandemic’s Origins: An Open Investigation

The Pandemic’s Origins: An Open Investigation

Grace Saad10/07/20217 min read
The unthinkable is now being soberly considered in an investigation to uncover the coronavirus’s origins. A verdict is yet to be reached, resulting in a surge of skepticism towards the consensus and a push to review the facts of the pandemic.
The Implications of CRISPR Gene Editing

The Implications of CRISPR Gene Editing

Grace Saad01/04/20217 min read
Are we playing God? A powerful tool has caused controversy in the lofty heights of academia and cured people with congenital diseases. We can only assume what the future holds, as moves are made to utilize CRISPR in creative and life-changing ways.
Improving our Communication: Hearing Loss and Action

Improving our Communication: Hearing Loss and Action

Yasmine Dashti28/02/20218 min read
The WHO reports that 5% of the population have disabled hearing, a small figure but growing. Methods to bridge the gap the deaf community face will have widespread educational and economic benefits. However, we must respect Deaf Culture and tread with respect.
Artificial Intelligence: The cure to ‘unconquerable’ health challenges

Artificial Intelligence: The cure to ‘unconquerable’ health challenges

Gloria Sun22/02/20218 min read
As the use of antibiotics increases globally, a new challenge awaits mankind: the development of antibiotic resistance. Will the incorporation of modern technology into medicine help us conquer some of the most difficult health challenges in the 21st century?
Mahjong AI: The Next Level

Mahjong AI: The Next Level

Anish Unmathallegadoo19/02/202114 min read
Computers have surpassed humanity in many games like Chess. Mahjong is a very different game, which means making an AI play it optimally is a unique challenge. But in doing so, the scope of AI could change drastically.
Emotional intelligence: a conversation with our feelings

Emotional intelligence: a conversation with our feelings

Darshana Booth13/02/20217 min read
As the world turns towards new technologies, the value and importance of emotions tends to fade with time within our society. However, ironically, emotional intelligence is increasingly gaining attention and happens to be a useful tool for world leaders.
To P or NP that is the question

To P or NP that is the question

Joseph Aghoghovbia30/01/20215 min read
Computers have come a long way, most problems we encounter today are trivial to them. However, they still face challenges that would take more time than the age of the universe to solve. What’s the difference between these problems?
Why the Pandemic is So Much Worse for the Blind

Why the Pandemic is So Much Worse for the Blind

Zoha Baig27/01/202113 min read
Life in the pandemic has been a challenging and full of uncertainty for all. But what many don’t realize is that our new normal has been a particularly difficult adjustment for the blind. We discuss why.
Death By Social Media

Death By Social Media

Alonge Gloria19/01/20219 min read
The use of social media can be likened to a double-edged sword. While users can exercise their freedom of speech and expression through these platforms, what happens when unrestrained freedom is granted?
The Great Engineering Practice

The Great Engineering Practice

Nachiket Dighe16/12/20209 min read
Have you ever wondered about the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels such as the Burj Khalifa in Dubai or the International Space Station orbiting faster than 2000 kmph above our planet’s surface?
The 0, e and i in Maths: A History of Numbers

The 0, e and i in Maths: A History of Numbers

Anish Unmathallegadoo05/12/202014 min read
It’s natural for us to think about numbers like fractions, negatives and 0. But their existence wasn’t immediate to us. We discovered and adopted them into our number system. So how and when did we discover them, and are there any others?
Deepfakes: Two Realities

Deepfakes: Two Realities

Joseph Aghoghovbia04/12/20208 min read
Deepfakes, like most emerging technologies, offer an exciting proposal one where we can shape the very reality we experience. But what happens when we can’t tell fiction from reality?
The New Era of Globalisation: Plastic Pollution

The New Era of Globalisation: Plastic Pollution

Nour Rashid24/11/20208 min read
Plastics are everywhere; they are in your washing machine, they flow through your tap water, they accompany urban dust and they decorate the insides of your favourite seafood. How did this come to be?
Saving the World from its Own Apocalypse

Saving the World from its Own Apocalypse

Darshana Booth22/10/20207 min read
It is more than love for animals or nature, it is a question of survival. A dark future is threatening our planet, it is perhaps our chance to save it.
Journey to the Subterranean World

Journey to the Subterranean World

Nour Rashid30/09/20207 min read
Before seismic waves helped us achieve a more accurate understanding of the earth’s interior structure, many turned to bizarre and imaginative theories. Let’s dive into one of these which is the Hollow Earth Theory!
Making Better Aircrafts

Making Better Aircrafts

Nachiket Dighe24/09/202010 min read
Over the course of the past century, commercial aviation has witnessed leaps of progress driven by both individuals to large companies. Yet, the door to further innovation remains ajar. Find out how by learning about key past and current developments.
A Genius Surrounded by Pigs – Elon Musk’s Neuralink

A Genius Surrounded by Pigs – Elon Musk’s Neuralink

Siddhant Singh09/09/202010 min read
Is the hype around Neuralink justified? Why should we care? The article explores the reasons why this emerging technology could be a game-changer, why we need humanity to accept this new phase in Medicine Technology and much more.
Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

Artificial Intelligence: Friend or Foe?

Praniti Agarwal05/09/202013 min read
What is the impact of Artificial Intelligence on the fundamentals of economics and business strategy? Let’s take a step back to understand how this revolution in technology impacts people and processes.
A Look Back At Nostalgia

A Look Back At Nostalgia

Anish Unmathallegadoo01/09/20209 min read
Have you ever found an old photo, walked by a school you used to go to or heard a song from your youth and felt … happy? Sad? Wistful? Sentimental? This feeling has an interesting history and implications, so let’s take a look back at nostalgia.
Today’s Forecast: Manipulated Weather

Today’s Forecast: Manipulated Weather

Nour Rashid25/08/202012 min read
What do the 1991 Mount Pinatubo eruption and an ocean filled with millions of white golf balls have in common? They can both combat climate change-potentially. Read on to discover how the field of geoengineering is trying to combat climate change.
E-textile to revolutionize the medical profession?

E-textile to revolutionize the medical profession?

Darshana Booth21/08/20207 min read
From the least to the most developed, countries around the world have had to adapt to COVID-19’s new normal.  One big trend, particularly in developed nations, has been the rapid digitalisation of many aspects of life. According to Stanford University, 42% of the US labor force has now fully shifted their work to virtual platforms.  […]
How special is SpaceX-NASA’s Demo-2 mission?

How special is SpaceX-NASA’s Demo-2 mission?

Nachiket Dighe19/08/20207 min read
Humans launching themselves hundreds of kilometres above our planet’s surface isn’t a new practice and neither is the involvement of private aerospace unheard of. Then why is the recent SpaceX’s crewed Demo 2 mission so significant.
A Stubborn Pathogen

A Stubborn Pathogen

Robert Saleb13/08/20209 min read
In 2004, the NHS introduced a policy forbidding many receivers of blood transfusions from becoming blood donors. Today, this restriction is active, and the reason involves a demented generation of British cows.
FinTech, Mobile-banking, and Security

FinTech, Mobile-banking, and Security

Salah Khaddour05/08/20207 min read
A portrayal of FinTech momentum as well as the security measures this force entails.
Facial recognition: perfect or flawed?

Facial recognition: perfect or flawed?

Anish Unmathallegadoo30/07/20208 min read
We are seeing an increasing use of facial recognition technology in our everyday lives. From security, policing, and even just unlocking our smartphones. But how does facial recognition work, and how effective is it really?
The Anthropocene

The Anthropocene

Nour Rashid28/07/202010 min read
We have existed on this planet for less than 0.0004% of the earth’s history yet scientists propose that we have entered the Anthropocene, a new epoch characterized by our significant impact on the planet. Is this claim based on human arrogance and false environmental alarmism or do we have the necessary scientific evidence proving its existence?
How effective is mechanical ventilation in treating COVID-19 patients?

How effective is mechanical ventilation in treating COVID-19 patients?

Darshana Booth21/07/20208 min read
A quick medical solution is what we can best hope for Covid-19 pandemic. However, have we approached it the right way since its outburst? Is mechanical ventilation the sole method to treat the Covid-19 patients?
The less beaten path – The professional world of 10-pin bowling

The less beaten path – The professional world of 10-pin bowling

Robert Saleb13/07/20209 min read
The notion that bowling isn’t a real sport should hand in its two weeks notice and book a flight to some tropical island where hammock-linked palm trees abound and fancy cocktails with quirky straws are served in cracked 7 pound house balls.
A brief overview of aircraft engine types and what makes the SR-71 Blackbird so special

A brief overview of aircraft engine types and what makes the SR-71 Blackbird so special

Kerem Er11/07/20208 min read
Engineers have developed a variety of solutions to our aviation needs. This article provides an overview of the main jet engines used today and explains why the SR-71 is such a pinnacle of human engineering.
How did Patient H.M. change the course of neuroscience?

How did Patient H.M. change the course of neuroscience?

Rithik Sharma 28/06/202010 min read
Imagine the possibility of not being able to create new memories, but can remember events from decades ago- this what happened when Henry Molaison hippocampi were removed. “H.M was described as ‘like waking from a dream… every day is alone in itself’” and even “underestimated his own age”. In this article, the difficulties H.M faces are described, but also what scientists have discovered that has changed the course of neuroscience.
What are aerospike engines and how do they compare to bell nozzle engines?

What are aerospike engines and how do they compare to bell nozzle engines?

Kerem Er06/06/20207 min read
With human endeavours once again reaching the moon and beyond, aerospike engines may become a reality sooner rather than later.
Memory: The Atlantis of arts

Memory: The Atlantis of arts

Robert Saleb 23/05/20208 min read
Memorising by rote is instinct, but so is grabbing a hot iron when it falls out of your hands. The well-developed visuospatial skills humans have have historically been easily exploited to propel memory to astronomical heights. You’re just a palace away.