Ross Laidlaw takes a look at the obvious yet overlooked contributions of patients on the development of scientific research projects
Category: Social Sciences
Obesity is not always recognised as a disease. Hearing from researchers, clinicians, and people with obesity, Kirstin Leslie investigates why the definition matters.
From history to the present day and from therapeutic potential to risks, the use of cannabis remains a controversial topic. Sara Cameron gets to roots of this polemical plant.
Kirstin reviews Hannah Fry’s Hello Worls, a book investigating the intersection of algorithms with society.
Carly Horne discusses the benefits and drawbacks of competition, and the importance it holds in the learning process.
The GIST attended the TEDxUniversityofGlasgow’s 2019 Conference: Wrong Way – Go Ahead. Sonya offers a glimpse into the day, covering the astoundingly inspiring talks.
Phrenology is a derided 18th-century pseudoscience; so how does it still have implications in 2019? Kirstin covers the Glasgow Skeptics talk by Professor David Price.
Sextech is a growing global market; including technology for sex education, sex robots, AI vibrators, and apps which can help to keep sex workers safe. Kirstin investigates the useful, unusual, and the unsettling developments.