Time to invest in a new alcohol jacket?

My friends and I are getting ready to hit the town. It’s that mid-spring, weird time of the year that doesn’t really have a set temperature or reliable weather pattern. It’s warm outside, but it’s only now just 5 o’clock, so it’s going to get cooler, and fast. ‘Should I take a jacket?’ asks one of […]

The benefits of getting your daily intake of nature, and the consequences of not

A meander in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne or a day at the office- tough choice.  Left: RBG by CumulusHumilis via Flickr (CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0). Right: New Office by Phil Whitehouse via Flickr (CC-BY 2.0) Where would you rather be?  It’s almost a rhetorical question.  The vast majority of people prefer natural areas over white-walled offices.  […]

Amazing Attention: The Cocktail Party Effect

Thomas Hawk via Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0   Imagine you’re at a party. There’s music, laughter and dozens of different conversations occurring at the same time. If you stood still for a second to take in all the possible things you could pay attention to, the options are overwhelming! You can hear that group of girls […]

Science Prankster: non-Newtonian fluids to Prank Humankind

I do not want to boast, but I do think I have an eye for ultimate pranking! At least I did last week, with yet another successful prank played on my housemate, Hanna. This enchanting tale occurred last Monday, oh! What a beautiful morning that was… A few weeks ago, I attempted to cook up […]

The Science of Depression

Trigger Warning: the following blog post contains themes of depression and suicide. Depression, suicide and other mental illnesses are the biggest health issue facing for people aged between 14 and 35, yet the stigma surrounding them prevents potentially life saving conversations from occurring. Talking about the science of depression is a good step in combating […]