What’s light got to do with it?

Lightscapes, nightscapes and glowing screens— how light effects our health and genes Ah, light. The ubiquitous radiation that bombards our humble human bodies. Multiple wavelengths of vibrating photons that illuminate our world. The wonderful, yet minute, visible spectrum that we can detect and the invisible, hidden ranges that slip past our primitive senses. Light is…

The Science of Sex

Reproduction, biologically speaking, is the motivation for us all. As Shakespeare said, “all the world is controlled by the propagation of our genes and all the men and women merely players”. Or, something like that, right? Anyway, from an evolutionary point of view, on this lovely planet we call home, the be-all and end-all of…

You Smell Like Death

Most people use their sense of smell to navigate the world. Smells enrich the world arounds us, help form memories, warn us about danger or elicit pleasure responses. A few poor individuals have lost all ability to use their nose to sense their surroundings; and, of course, there is a fancy word to describe such…

What’s Your Poison?

View this post on Instagram In honour of Thirsty Thursdays, a new blog post, on the biological effects of alcohol consumption, is live. Drink up and read how alcohol kicks the crap out of our bodies! A post shared by Erin (@signalwhisperhum) on Jan 11, 2018 at 3:43pm PST (Shameless wine drinking boomerang from New…