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In science we trust?

This would’ve been a post on the irony of big money coercing the scientific world into bogus claims, like how facebook can be used to study human relationships; a mildly false allegation, compared to what exists out there when you type “fraud science” into google. Turns out, there’s Big Tobacco, Big Carbon, the Big Four, […]

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Problems of the majority

MORTALITY AND EQUITY IN OUR HOMES. It’s almost August and it’s already too hot to be a human in the streets of Nicosia, the easternmost island of the Mediterranean, currently on the verge of desertification. For the past few years, temperatures have been scaling to over 40 degrees (Celsius) regularly during the summer months. Even […]

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Short note on the end of an era

Iconic. Ok, too many iconic scenes from that sitcom but when you’re born in the 90’s and this is what you grow up with, Monica’s shrill voice (and often personality) gets imprinted in your brain. Real hard. But that’s not why we’re here. What is an era really and how do you know it’s over? […]

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Didn’t get the memo

Although time is relative and we are living on a pale blue dot and nothing we individually do matters in the grant scheme of things, time has taken an entire new meaning in our vocabularies since 2020. Yes this is another covid-related post. Yes we’re still on this page, on a slightly different narrative. Stolen […]

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Staying (ir)relevant

For the past several million years, planet earth has been playing host to a special kind of parasite. To make things easier, let’s say it’s a he/she, his name is Steven and he transcends time and space. Steven started out humbly, just a hominin going about her business collecting fruit from the ground, favouring those […]

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Real // Surreal

*If you’re planning to watch Don’t look up, Don’t keep reading* I went to the cinema last night. It was the first movie outing in over 2 years, and it was deeply unsettling for 2 reasons: the movie itself and the Rowdy boys in the back of the theatre. The movie was Don’t look up; […]

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COP OUT

Hundreds of world leaders and their proxies have boarded their private jets and gathered in Glasgow to discuss…..THE CLIMATE CRISIS. Their private airplanes are rumored to be fuelled by Greta’s hopes and dreams, making this the first ever carbon neutral assembly. Leaders from around the world have already pledged to numerous obligations aiming to mitigate […]

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Normalizations

The Covid-19 pandemic has a mortality burden of almost 5 million people, between January 2020 and October 2021. That is a huge number of human lives to be lost, can’t argue with that. But if we consider the wider context, we may view this number in a different way. For example, more than 220 million […]

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(in)sanity galore

Our days can get really slow and boring, with very little space for creativity, human interaction or any type of activities to titillate our senses. Case and point, the agonising (sometimes non-consecutive) months we spent in home isolation during the past years due to Covid. And then, all of sudden, our speed changes from zero […]

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How to: PhDoit

If you’re one of the people who chose to be called a doctor, although you’re not, this may interest you. This may interest you even if you’re just considering to start a PhD, or having second thoughts about it. It’s a quick guide in navigating life through a PhD, with dos and don’ts that could […]