Medicinal cannibalism. What happens when we consume people?
In ancient Europe medicinal cannibalism or ‘corpse medicine’ was a surprisingly common practice. With evidence dating from the 12th century and an interest in cannibalism peaking …
Mind over Matter: The Power of the Placebo Effect.
The placebo effect is one of science’s big unknown phenomena. Yet, it plays a huge role in clinical trial testing for new medicine. What is …
Why matcha is the new coffee.
Ever regretted drinking that one cup of coffee? The one that made you feel jittery, anxious, and ended up crashing your mood instead of giving you …
Snake Venom: the good kind of toxic?
It’s no secret that snakes have some of the worst reputations on the planet – they’re creepy, venomous, and a symbol for evil. Simply hearing the …
Hiccups! Does your body think you’re a frog?
In 1922, a hog fell on Charles Osborne. Initially he seemed unscathed under the weight of the 160kg boar, however, for the next 68 years Charles …
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