Category Archives: Medical

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Seasickness and science: Are your ‘sea legs’ in your brain or your muscles?

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There’s nothing like the joy of being in a boat on the open sea — fresh air, wind in your hair and… oh wait, the overwhelming urge to throw up. Sea travel predates the written word and for millennia our … Continue reading

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Life getting you down? There are always dogs !

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Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them, Filling an emptiness we don’t even know we have. They have a particular kindness, gentleness and intuition when it comes to understanding their human friends. More . . .

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Five reasons the brain is more idiot than super computer

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As our understanding of the human brain increases, so too does our reverence for its abilities. But neuroscientist and comedian Dean Burnett says our dearly-held belief that the brain is a “super computer” doesn’t quite stack up.  Dr Burnett is … Continue reading

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The 14-year-old boy who turned down $44 million

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Taylor Rosenthal is a budding Bill Gates. The 14-year-old’s start-up company is so hot, he’s already turned down a $44 million takeover offer. The high-school student from Alabama is the creator of RecMed, a vending machine that dispenses first aid … Continue reading