Category: Social Sciences

New tools to study ancient drugs

Chinese medicinal substances have piqued the world’s imagination in recent years, making major inroads into the global health marketplace as traditional medicines and as inspiration for drugs such as Sildenafil (Viagra) and antimalarial artemisinin. The latter, discovered by Tu Youyou, led her to become the first Chinese woman to win a Nobel Prize.

When a lucky bet turns unlucky

When it comes to investing money in financial markets, people generally assume that investors base their strategies on rational reasoning. After a closer look at how numerological superstition affects financial...