Gut instincts

This was first published in the University Observer, online and in print. A thousand bacteria can fit into a single human cell, but what bacteria lack in size, they make up for in numbers. In fact, you are outnumbered by the microbes living inside you, where only approximately 43% of the cells in your body […]

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Unity of knowledge

This was first published in the University Observer, online and in print. Biology has Darwin’s theory of evolution and physics has the Standard Model but, at present, there is no equivalently unifying theory in the social sciences. This has not been for a want of trying. Psychoanalysis, behaviourism, and evolutionary psychology represent some of the […]

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Cannabis on the brain

This was first published in the University Observer, online and in print. Canada has become the second country in the world to formally legalise cannabis for recreational use, following in the footsteps of Uruguay, and analysts suggest the Canadian cannabis market will be worth more than $4.2bn annually. This legal change, alongside its decriminalized status […]

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