Memetics Explained

What is the first thing that springs to your mind whenever the word meme is mentioned? Perhaps if you’re a social media user, you will automatically think of pictures that regularly do the rounds, such as Grumpy Cat or Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, with custom quotes added to them. The Oxford English Dictionary defines a meme as an image…typically … Read More

Nostradamus

The Predictions of Nostradamus Nostradamus is best known today for “Les Prophéties”, or “The Prophecies” in which he collected 942 verses set out in quatrain (poems consisting of four lines) style. These are said to predict future world events and have provided Nostradamus with a legacy which has persisted since the book’s initial 1555 publication. Over the centuries since his … Read More

Darwinian Theory

Charles Darwin and his evolution Theory Being open to and advocating change ran in Charles Darwin’s blood. Both of his grandfathers had played significant roles in altering public perception. Josiah Wedgewood had been an industrialist by trade but is now better remembered by history as a tireless anti-slavery campaigner and his efforts helped bring an end to the slave trade. … Read More

Do ghosts really exist?

Do ghosts really exist? Ghost hunting is the act of investigating sites which are reported to feature paranormal activity. These can include poltergeists, unexplained sounds and various other apparitions. Ghost hunters, sometimes known as paranormal investigators, use a variety of equipment in their work, from technology such as digital video recorders and audio recording devices to interviews and other research … Read More

Human Genetics

Understanding Human Genetics Genetics is the study of how living things inherit certain traits from preceding generations. These traits are carried by a molecule known as DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). Every living thing contains DNA. Genes are hereditary units which consist of DNA. They occupy spots on chromosomes – threadlike structures composed of protein and nucleic acids found in the nucleus … Read More