March 03, 2023The maths of the COVID-19 era. The pandemic told in four equations
A difference of R, as little as one, has dramatic effects on the number of those infected within a population which without intervention would continue to increase at a rapid rate thus resulting in increased numbers of deaths
17 year-old Grace Whitehouse uses her own calculations to explain COVID-19 with maths
March 03, 2023‘Know your DNA’ databases could fall into the wrong hands. Policymakers should regulate it
Even with all precautions employed, there is always a chance of getting hacked. Nothing indicates that ancestry DNA databases store personal data in any different place than the information about one’s DNA
18 year-old Gleb Mishin explains the cybersecurity dangers behind DNA testing
January 19, 2023The secret price of the war in Ukraine
As a Ukrainian and representative of the young generation, I am worried about the price my country pays for the current war not only in the matter of sacred lives but also nature. Ecology might seem insignificant in comparison to the scale of human tragedies that are happening right now, but isn’t ecology also a matter of saving lives?
Maria Rybak speaks to experts on the ecological situation in Ukraine during war
October 17, 2022Volunteering at KL Plaszow Museum gave me a chance to fight the Nazi dehumanisation
To many, the concentration camp in Plaszow remains an unknown piece of history. A mere nine-person team at the KL Plaszow Museum and Memorial Site are working to change that. While I had the privilege of being the museum’s first volunteer, the KL Plaszow team hopes to recruit more as they continue working towards their opening in 2025
17 year-old Jonathan Wong on the meaning of voluntary work
October 15, 2022Zambia’s efforts to prevent famine and poverty with organic farming
Those at the Kasisi Agricultural Training Centre (KATC) recognised the long list of problems arising from chemical farming, so the organisation changed to organic farming in the mid-1980s to promote a healthier, more sustainable way of living. The main focus of KATC’s work is to train farmers and government agents in the basics of organic farming.
17 year-old Maksymilian Sinczak on the efforts to promote sustainable agriculture in Zambia
September 10, 2022A Plague Constant: Disease and Conspiracy in the Early Modern Period and Today
Today, as during the Great Plague of London, some of those holding office have put forward questionable remedies said to be more effective than mainstream treatments
Zachary Górka considers the similarities in public reaction and conspiracy between COVID-19 and the Great Plague of London, almost 400 years apart
August 12, 2022‘Transforming healthcare’ - How AI is helping save lives
AI is able to not only speed up the process of diagnoses, but also procure the healthcare system with higher quality and more precise results
16 year-old Sofiya Suleimenova interviews the AI specialists behind comprehensive stroke imaging solution
June 23, 2022Invest in good mathematicians. Weapons of Math Destruction review
Ill-conceived algorithms are strengthening injustice, inequality and prejudice across law enforcement, education, labour, banking and housing.
Natasha Banga reviews Cathy O’Neil’s book
February 16, 2022With Mosquirix approved by WHO, hopes are high for a breakthrough in fight against Malaria
Despite its efficacy at just below 46%, Masquirix may prevent 4.3 million cases of malaria and 22,000 deaths in children younger than five annually
Noor Bejjani explains the difficulties and rewards behind the new vaccine against malaria
November 11, 2021It was research on light that enabled us to comprehend that time is elastic
Thanks to Albert Einstein, time and space began to be considered non-invariables - but to prove his theory, the famous scientist needed something that moved really fast.
Aleksy Chwedczuk explains how the whole idea of inevitability took a sudden turn.
November 01, 2021What ‘is’ dark energy and matter, the 95 percent of the Universe we know nothing about?
In 1929, when Edwin Hubble proved that the universe is expanding, an important question arose: o what will the Apocalypse look like then?
Aleksy Chwedczuk on the opening chapter of the neWhat ‘is’ dark energy and matter, the 95 percent of the Universe we know nothing about?xt great discovery in the history of Physics.
October 18, 2021What would it mean if there was life on Venus?
It only makes sense for some life to exist somewhere out there. A recent research paper has shifted the spotlight to our sister planet.
Aleksy Chwedczuk reports on what may be hidden in the atmosphere of Venus.
August 19, 2021COVID-19 boosted research in mRNA vaccines
With enough funding and brainpower, MRNA technology is capable of shortening the amount of time needed for vaccine development and manufacturing so significantly that it may be close to real-time vaccination.
Noor Bejjani explores the implications of the coronavirus-related leap in vaccination science