The Nature of Reality: Are we living in a simulation?

Written by Radoslav Serafimov “I think therefore I am.” This is possibly the most well-known argument that philosophy has produced in its entire existence. The one who vocalized this thought was the French philosopher René Descartes, who then went on to create something called the “brain in the jar” theory. The theory proposes that one’sContinue reading “The Nature of Reality: Are we living in a simulation?”

Emergence: Complexity is Simple

Written by: Fuad Kehinde (Science Editor) A lone ant would not survive in nature, a molecule of water isn’t a liquid and a single person can’t build a power plant. Emergence is when a lot of simple things come together to form something complicated. When adding many individual items together creates something that’s more thanContinue reading “Emergence: Complexity is Simple”

Laughter is the Best Medicine.

Written by: Amy McKenzie Smith There is literally nothing better than full-on laughing with someone. When you both continue to add things that make the heart of the joke even funnier, reaching a point where you can both barely breathe. It’s hard to pin down exactly why laughing until it hurts but feels so goodContinue reading “Laughter is the Best Medicine.”

The Morality of Genetic Engineering

Written by: Rado Serafimov If you had the choice to make your children immune to a certain disease, would you? What if you could make them stronger, smarter, more talented? What if you could do this, but not everyone else? Would it be correct to do such a thing? Would it be fair not to?Continue reading “The Morality of Genetic Engineering”

What does it all mean? The science behind sleep and dreams.

Written by: Monique Joy Raranga A few days ago, I woke up from a dream where I attended a gig in Glasgow. It was essentially a scene from pre-lockdown life months ago, featuring uni friends I hadn’t seen in a while and the standard post-gig conversations on the walk home. Later on, I had anotherContinue reading “What does it all mean? The science behind sleep and dreams.”

Limits of Humanity: Are We Alone?

Written by: Fuad Kehinde, Science Editor Are we alone in the universe? A question that has been asked for centuries, and yet, we don’t seem in any way close to answering. Looking out into the beyond of space and searching for beings like us seems to be a unifying human experience. Throughout the centuries (mostContinue reading “Limits of Humanity: Are We Alone?”

Migraines: the gender bias behind one of the world’s most debilitating conditions

At seven years old, feeling your eyesight disappear into TV static is terrifying. At the age of 20, with the weight of thirteen years of knowledge of what comes next, it is somehow even worse. It starts very subtly, suddenly I notice I can’t see my friend’s nose even though the rest of their faceContinue reading “Migraines: the gender bias behind one of the world’s most debilitating conditions”