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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 […]

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A series of unfortunate events on account of climate change

It’s one of the most common phrases of the 21st century, with scientists having warned us about it way before that. With each new publication from the IPCC, from the First assessment report, to the most recent one, the volume of alarm bells keep increasing. The wording itself has changed, becoming more and more intense […]

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What’s atypical with you?

Have you watched Atypical? If so, you’re probably familiar with the terms autism, ASD, neurotypical. If not, get a Netflix subscription and indulge yourselves in four seasons (up to now) of a quirky family show starring Sam, a teenage boy with ASD and his personal drama with parents, girlfriends, boy friends, school, penguins and a […]

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A history of spills

The Mediterranean sea includes every drop of water enclosed in the boundaries of western and southern Europe, Anatolia, the Levant and northern Africa, connected to the Atlantic ocean through the strait of Gibraltar. Despite it’s size (less than 1% of the ocean’s surface), it’s home to 8% of marine biodiversity and creates habitats that attract […]