Have you ever stumbled, looked around, and pretended that nothing just happened? Maybe you thought there was another stair at the top of the flight, made that exaggerated leg movement [...]

The Great SleepJon

Like most people, I enjoy sleeping. Lying down after a long day, curling up with a blanket, and drifting off is one of the simple but great pleasures of this world. When you are asleep, your body mends itself and your mind works to solve problems from the previous day. [...]

First (Human) Love

When kids reach a certain age they begin to wonder where they came from. I imagine the conversation that follows often starts with "Well, when a Mommy and a Daddy really love each other...". But [...]

Gradual Change

There is a war raging in the world over an idea first proposed by a bearded Englishman upon his return from South America. The idea, published 154 years ago, has been the centre of controversy pretty much ever since. In the majority of the world [...]

Happiness and the Brain

This week's topic had me wondering: what's going on in our brains when we're happy? A little bit of quick research revealed what I believe to be some interesting findings that I will share with you [...]

A Warm Little Pond

When we last spoke, I promised a short history of Life, the Universe, and Everything. It seems I have only delivered an introduction to the latter two, without really talking about how Life itself came about on this majestic blue marble. The origin of life [...]