Conspiracy Theories in the Digital Age

“Easy to make everything a conspiracy theory when you don’t know how anything works.” [Brandon Bradford] In today’s digital age, information is abundant, yet so is misinformation. One of the emerging challenges for the modern era is the widespread belief in conspiracy theories. The quote above provides a succinct analysis of why they emerge: a …

What is Galileo Gambit? [Explained]

The “Galileo Gambit” (also known as the “Galileo Fallacy”) refers to a rhetorical strategy or logical fallacy where someone claims that if their ideas or theories are ridiculed or rejected by the mainstream, then they must be correct, or at least worthy of serious consideration because Galileo Galilei faced similar criticism and was later vindicated.

Math is sexy. Here’s why

Mathematics = Intelligence = Sexy ∴ Math = Sexy Mathematics has been an essential tool for human progress and development since the origins of humankind. It is truly amazing how math has become a fundamental piece behind almost everything we do in our daily lives, without most of us even noticing it. However, due to …

The Association for Women in Science

Founded almost 50 years ago, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is a global network that inspires bold leadership, research, and solutions that advance women in STEM, spark innovation, promote organisational success, and drive systemic change. In this exclusive interview, we speak with AWIS president and world-renowned biomedical innovator Dr. Susan Windham-Bannister, who describes …

Exploring the Plethora of Jobs in Science Fields & How to Get Them

For many of us, the idea of a job in science conjures up thoughts of pretty broad-stroke careers such as biologist, doctor, or engineer. We start to wonder how on Earth there can be a need for more research into certain topics and maybe even ponder the possibility that we are running out of new …

I did my own research [oh, really?]

Understanding the true essence of research is critical in an era bombarded with information. The phrase “I did my own research” is often misused in today’s digital landscape, where access to data is just a click away. Genuine research is more than just watching a video or scrolling through articles; it’s a systematic, thorough investigation …

Why it’s only science that can answer all the big questions

Science has proved itself to be a reliable way to approach all kinds of questions about the physical world. As a scientist, I am led to wonder whether its ability to provide understanding is unlimited. Can it in fact answer all the great questions, the ‘big questions of being’, that occur to us?