Trying to understand the neurobiology of sleep and its functional purpose kept me up for about a week in the great insomnia bout of May’17 and has confounded scientists for decades. Partly because we have been trying to see the universe through a straw, but mostly because we cannot (ethically speaking) run the necessary experiments […]Read More What is your brain doing while you sleep?
This year is Canada’s 150th anniversary, so there are more reasons than ever to visit our Atlantic cousin. This means year long parties and you can expect free admission at more than 200 national parks, museums and historic sites across the country. It is probably the friendliest nation ever and about to get a whole lot […]Read More A whole new world – Canada
Overshadowed by its ever-popular neighbour Croatia, this is perhaps one of the most underrated countries on my list. Steeped in culture and untamed wilderness, it manages to pack 72 miles of beaches, rugged mountain ranges, glacial lakes and southern Europe’s largest fjord, a national park, UNESCO-listed medieval towns, ancient byzantine monasteries, and a millionaire’s playground, […]Read More The fairytale you never heard of – Montenegro
Syria represents “a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history… The worst humanitarian crisis since Rwanda.” — UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres As the death toll reaches almost half a million, and over 11 million Syrians displaced, the situation has become the worst humanitarian disaster of our age. […]Read More #StandWithSyria
Have you ever wondered how long a head could be kept alive once isolated from the body? Probably not, but this was a far more common curiosity in the early 19th century, probably for the simple reason that the guillotine was in high demand. This demand tended to produce a surplus of severed heads, and, […]Read More Floating heads or Frankenstein: a step-by-step guide to a (maybe) successful head transplant
Having recently moved to a new city, the concept of loneliness has begun to feature disproportionately in all of my conversations. What occurred to me during these talks is that most people do not value isolation in the way I do; they fail to see the beauty in being alone. But why is isolation pitied […]Read More A manifesto for solitude or a lonely idea
Is there duality between reality and appearance? This is pretty much philosophy 101, but no matter how many times I come back to the question it remains one of the most provoking issues haunting me at 3am. So my problem with appearance is twofold, firstly, how can we prove that appearance is an accurate […]Read More Reality is better naked