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Do Plants Feel Pain? A Biochemical Perspective

Plants are scientific enigmas; they are all around us, and yet we barely take notice of their existence. We know relatively little about how they respond to their environments because, well, it’s not like they can interact with us directly. Using invisible signaling mechanisms, they communicate messages across huge distances from their roots to their leaves, and even with each other! But do they have a ‘sense’ of touch, and can plants feel pain? […]

By |July 16, 2019|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , , |

Understanding Time Perception

If you could add a second to your life each time someone utters the old cliché ‘time flies’, you’d probably live forever. We all know that time does not actually speed up or slow down in our everyday lives! And yet, time perception is something that isn’t as intuitive as it should be. Why does it feel like it was only yesterday that you were a child? How is it that every year of your life seems shorter than the last? The passage of time changes depending on how we perceive it, and there are many factors that can alter [...]

By |May 4, 2019|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Exercise Induced Rhinitis: Why Your Nose Runs When You Run

We all know exercise is good for us. But as much as you might want to go for a jog right now, you might be suffering from a condition that isn’t widely known. This somewhat rare condition is known as exercise induced rhinitis. It can take the form of a non-stop runny nose (or ‘rhinorrhea’ in medical terms—you’re welcome) when vigorous exercise is undertaken, but other symptoms can also be observed.  […]

By |February 25, 2019|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , |
Linda FTLOScience editor
Linda Quan

Linda is writer with a love for physics, chemistry and debunking science misconceptions. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Publishing. Her hobbies include photography, hiking and watching Netflix on a Saturday night.

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