In the name of science, I volunteer as tribute

Would you put your body on the line for science? Many scientists sure have. Over the course of the past two centuries, 465 documented cases of self-experimentation in science has been recorded. This practice peaked in the first half of the 20th century, with most experiments conducted in the United States. Some experiments ended in […]

Taste That Temperature

Wine, and particularly “goon”, has become the staple alcoholic beverage for all students. It is our bread and alcoholic butter. It is the perfect coupling of cheap beverage and alcoholic content. The marriage of students and wine is our equivalent of Pooh Bear and honey. Even the most basic of wine novices knows that you […]

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 […]