Articles by Nicole

Is it Possible For Individuals to be Born Criminal?

Did you know, back in the 19th century, you could be deemed a criminal just by having a particular body type? Imagine if you were convicted of a crime simply because you had larger ears than the person next to you! The beginning of criminology—the study of crime—has its roots in flawed theories like the ‘born criminal’ classification tool, using biological features to assess an individual’s propensity for crime and violence. […]

By |August 19, 2020|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , , |

Types of Cognitive Biases in Decision Making

What goes into making a decision? Whether it’s a trivial one like choosing where to eat, or a life-altering one like a career change or migration, you can be sure that cognitive bias plays a huge role in that thought process! Often, we let certain ingrained habits of our subconscious slip into our daily conversations and activities. We provide an overview of the types of cognitive biases so that we can learn to avoid these pitfalls. […]

By |August 12, 2020|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , , |

Common Face Mask Myths and Misconceptions

Recent studies have shown that face masks help slow the spread of diseases within communities, even when worn by healthy individuals. This health tip is especially applicable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, where asymptomatic transmission of the coronavirus may be possible. Governments and medical experts constantly remind us to wear a mask in public, but we might get a little confused with all the conflicting information on the news. How exactly does wearing a face mask prevent the spread of viruses like SARS-CoV-2? We look at the different types of masks available as well as clarify some common misconceptions [...]

By |August 5, 2020|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , |

Poor Sanitation in Developing Countries—The Squalid Truth

As a civilization that takes pride in our technological advancements, it is a damning statistic that 2.3 billion people worldwide don’t have a proper toilet at home. It is something many of us take for granted, but across the world, one in three people lack access to proper sanitation. Inconvenience aside, this poses various health and safety risks that make poor sanitation one of the more pressing issues in developing countries. […]

By |July 29, 2020|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , |

All You Need To Know About Covid-19 Testing

In these tumultuous times highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is normal to feel anxious over the misinformation or lack of knowledge about the deadly virus. As SARS-CoV-2 research is developing in real-time around the globe, we have gathered information about the virus, including what you can expect from swab tests and how PCR testing works. […]

By |July 22, 2020|Categories: Everyday Science|Tags: , , , , |
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