Category Archives: This Week in Science

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development – What about Cultural Diversity in Science?

May 21 has been appointed by the UN as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in 2001 and in 2002, the UN declared May 21 the day to remind … Continue reading

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Dr. Allan Ernest Talks About What is Quantum Theory, Gravitational Quantisation and Dark Matter

Quantum physics theories, being at the core of all scientific principles, rationalise the role of matter and its relations to energy, all on a scale of atoms. Quantum theory revolutionised physics as up until the 19th century, matter and energy … Continue reading

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The Silent Thief of Sight: Don’t Let Glaucoma Darken Your Life

March 12th to 17th is World Glaucoma Week. Glaucoma is a serious disease affecting the eyes, more specifically the optic nerve, preventing transmission of information between the optic nerve and the brain. Also called “the silent thief of sight“, it … Continue reading

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March 8th: Promoting Women In Science

When thinking about science, up until now it has been predominantly ruled by men: nevertheless, women have greatly contributed to scientific discoveries and advancements in many science fields from the earliest times. Known women scientists are responsible for literally changing … Continue reading

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Advancing Medicine: Dr. Chalkoo Talks To Us About The Latest Developments In Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy or bandaid surgery, is a surgical technique where small incisions are performed usually in the region of the abdomen, opposed to open surgical procedures involving larger cuts and potentially further complications for the patients. What is mostly interesting within … Continue reading

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International Rare Disease Day: Get Involved and Lend a Helping Hand

Today, February 29th, is marked as the fifth International Rare Disease Day. Coordinated by EURORDIS and in collaboration with rare disease national alliances in 25 European countries, patient organisations from all over the globe will be organising activities under the … Continue reading

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How Ironic: Promoting Open Science Through a Subscription-based Journal. But is It?

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, 57th richest man on earth and founder of Vulcan Inc. took it upon himself to promote and advocate something we at InTech have at heart: open science and open data. The article, stating Allen’s latest … Continue reading

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