Tagged: Sociology & Social Studies

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.

Tuning out the distraction

Ambient noise is increasingly recognised as a major detriment to health and wellbeing, especially in densely populated cities where residential areas are often close to industrial and construction sites. To...

A familiar face

In this internet age, creating an avatar for online gaming or social media accounts is commonplace. However, not much is known about how users relate to their avatars. Together with...