Angels and demons: why do we need the labels?

I saw this tonight while I was waiting for a train. The juxtaposition of these two faces, both dead, made me think about the way we perceive and portray personalities that act outside of (for want of a better word) the norm. One will be remembered forever as “people’s princess”, the other as a “monster”….

A day in the life of a dolphin volunteer

I’m writing this from Bunbury in Western Australia, where I’m having the adventure of my life. A few weeks ago I packed a backpack and jumped on a plane from England to the other side of the world. I am now volunteering at the Dolphin Discovery Centre, which supports the research and conservation of the…

Can we rebuild our brains?

Until about twenty years ago, the prevailing theory was that the brain stops generating new neurons once it reaches maturity. Now neurologists believe that the brain has some ability to create new neurons, in a process called neurogenesis, throughout our adult lives. This is exciting because it opens up the possibility┬áthat our adult brains, and…