issue 9

DO HUMANS UNDERSTAND INFINITY?    Before you get all self-righteous with me, shouting you know exactly what infinity is and telling me that I’m a stupid idiot for even dreaming up this question, hear me out. Well, actually, don’t hear me out, I feel rather scared for my safety if I’m around someone…   By Nikhil Handa

DO HUMANS UNDERSTAND INFINITY?

Before you get all self-righteous with me, shouting you know exactly what infinity is and telling me that I’m a stupid idiot for even dreaming up this question, hear me out. Well, actually, don’t hear me out, I feel rather scared for my safety if I’m around someone…

By Nikhil Handa

MATHS AND PSYCHOLOGY IN HISTORY    How would you describe a psychological theory? Using words? Using analogies? Or can you express them more clearly using mathematical equations? Over the years, psychologists have been trying to develop mathematical models to…   By Emma Wei

MATHS AND PSYCHOLOGY IN HISTORY

How would you describe a psychological theory? Using words? Using analogies? Or can you express them more clearly using mathematical equations? Over the years, psychologists have been trying to develop mathematical models to…

By Emma Wei

issue 8

CONFORMITY: A SOCIAL INFLUENCE    There are many factors which contribute to our social interactions and influence the way we interact with each other. One major influence is known as conformity. Conformity is a type of ‘majority’ social influence meaning a change in behaviour in response to fictional or real social pressure. The term is…   By Tanvi Vaghjiani

CONFORMITY: A SOCIAL INFLUENCE

There are many factors which contribute to our social interactions and influence the way we interact with each other. One major influence is known as conformity. Conformity is a type of ‘majority’ social influence meaning a change in behaviour in response to fictional or real social pressure. The term is…

By Tanvi Vaghjiani

ISSUE 7

IT’S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME    Researchers from King's College have documented a rise in anti-depressant prescriptions since Brexit. Psychology Today reports that in America, psychiatric visits are up and President Trump's election has caused "exacerbated experiences of “paranoia…   By Adrianna DeLorenzo

IT’S GETTING BETTER ALL THE TIME

Researchers from King's College have documented a rise in anti-depressant prescriptions since Brexit. Psychology Today reports that in America, psychiatric visits are up and President Trump's election has caused "exacerbated experiences of “paranoia…

By Adrianna DeLorenzo

IS MATHS REAL OR ABSTRACT?    Mathematics. To many of you, all this word will do will is bring back memories (or maybe even nightmares) of sitting in a stuffy classroom, crunching through questions and following a closely defined method to produce an answer, using a process…   By Nikhil Handa

IS MATHS REAL OR ABSTRACT?

Mathematics. To many of you, all this word will do will is bring back memories (or maybe even nightmares) of sitting in a stuffy classroom, crunching through questions and following a closely defined method to produce an answer, using a process…

By Nikhil Handa

issue 6

ARE WE LIVING IN REALITY?    The state of things as they actually exist., something that actually exists or happens, everything that appears to our senses - The state of having existence or substance. These are just some of the definitions on the Internet that attempt to define the word ‘reality’, and it is not by coincidence that they all deserve a place in The Royal Exhibition of The Most Ambiguous Definitions to Ever Be Encountered…   By Nikhil Handa

ARE WE LIVING IN REALITY?

The state of things as they actually exist., something that actually exists or happens, everything that appears to our senses - The state of having existence or substance. These are just some of the definitions on the Internet that attempt to define the word ‘reality’, and it is not by coincidence that they all deserve a place in The Royal Exhibition of The Most Ambiguous Definitions to Ever Be Encountered…

By Nikhil Handa

issue 5

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BEING NORMAL    Normal. It’s a noun we all use in our everyday lives, and yet when we are asked to define it we are more-often-than-not, resoundingly stupefied (I’m sure even Professor Dumbledore would have a difficult…   By Sharan Ramkorun

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF BEING NORMAL

Normal. It’s a noun we all use in our everyday lives, and yet when we are asked to define it we are more-often-than-not, resoundingly stupefied (I’m sure even Professor Dumbledore would have a difficult…

By Sharan Ramkorun

DOES THE HUMAN MIND HAVE A LIMIT?    Now, my guess is that most of you looked at this title, thought ‘woah’, and clicked on it. And that reaction would certainly be suitable. This is indeed a very ‘woah’ question. We’re talking about the limitations...   By Nikhil Handa

DOES THE HUMAN MIND HAVE A LIMIT?

Now, my guess is that most of you looked at this title, thought ‘woah’, and clicked on it. And that reaction would certainly be suitable. This is indeed a very ‘woah’ question. We’re talking about the limitations...

By Nikhil Handa

ISSUE 4

IS HUMANITY HEADING IN THE RIGHT OR WRONG DIRECTION?    So, we’ve all studied history at some point in our lives, whether that be at school, at university or even currently. However, a subject that I’m sure none of you have ever studied is ‘future’. And then I start to wonder, why? It seems vital that we should know what could be the issues for our generation, future generations, and what could eventually be the cause...   By Nikhil Handa

IS HUMANITY HEADING IN THE RIGHT OR WRONG DIRECTION?

So, we’ve all studied history at some point in our lives, whether that be at school, at university or even currently. However, a subject that I’m sure none of you have ever studied is ‘future’. And then I start to wonder, why? It seems vital that we should know what could be the issues for our generation, future generations, and what could eventually be the cause...

By Nikhil Handa

ISSUE 3

WHAT WAS BEFORE THE UNIVERSE?    The Big Bang; a theory accepted by most and questioned by few (from a scientific viewpoint). It’s quite mind-boggling to think about the universe before any life existed. There was nobody...  By Nikhil Handa

WHAT WAS BEFORE THE UNIVERSE?

The Big Bang; a theory accepted by most and questioned by few (from a scientific viewpoint). It’s quite mind-boggling to think about the universe before any life existed. There was nobody...

By Nikhil Handa

ELON MUSK'S SIMULATION THEORY    Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has stated that there is a, "Billion to one chance that we're not living in a simulation. "  Are sceptics justified in claiming that reality may not be as it appears? Elon...  By Deniz Kaya

ELON MUSK'S SIMULATION THEORY

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has stated that there is a, "Billion to one chance that we're not living in a simulation." Are sceptics justified in claiming that reality may not be as it appears? Elon...

By Deniz Kaya

ISSUE 2

SHOULD WE EXTEND PEOPLE'S LIVES INDEFINITELY?    In September last year, when a smiling Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, his paediatrician wife, announced their audacious goal, the world took notice. The goal of Chan Zuckerberg Science (CZS), as the initiative is called is to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. The question emblazoned across the backdrop in front...  By Manas Madan

SHOULD WE EXTEND PEOPLE'S LIVES INDEFINITELY?

In September last year, when a smiling Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, his paediatrician wife, announced their audacious goal, the world took notice. The goal of Chan Zuckerberg Science (CZS), as the initiative is called is to cure, manage or eradicate all disease by the end of this century. The question emblazoned across the backdrop in front...

By Manas Madan

WILL RELIGION BECOME OBSOLETE?     “No religion, too” sang John Lennon in his hit Imagine. “Imagine all the people/Living life in peace”. Religion is indeed a divisive topic, and whether it is a negative or positive force it appears to be giving way to secularism. This would have been easier perhaps to debate merely 20 years ago, but recent events in the media (both perceived...  By Ananya Basu and Nikhil Handa

WILL RELIGION BECOME OBSOLETE?


“No religion, too” sang John Lennon in his hit Imagine. “Imagine all the people/Living life in peace”. Religion is indeed a divisive topic, and whether it is a negative or positive force it appears to be giving way to secularism. This would have been easier perhaps to debate merely 20 years ago, but recent events in the media (both perceived...

By Ananya Basu and Nikhil Handa

ISSUE 1

HOW WOULD HUMANS REACT TO ALIEN LIFE?    I’m sure that many of you, as soon as you saw this title, had a definitive answer as to what  your  reaction would be. But I’m sure, if you put some deeper thought into it, you would discover that your opinion may not be so black and white. There are a range of emotions that all of you would...  Nikhil Handa

HOW WOULD HUMANS REACT TO ALIEN LIFE?

I’m sure that many of you, as soon as you saw this title, had a definitive answer as to what your reaction would be. But I’m sure, if you put some deeper thought into it, you would discover that your opinion may not be so black and white. There are a range of emotions that all of you would...

Nikhil Handa

ARE WE REAL OR JUST AN ILLUSION?    The world that we live in today – Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, Ambiguous – may well leave us out of breath and little time for reflection. We don’t have to go through an existential crisis in order to ask some of the deepest questions regarding the cosmos, consciousness,our mind, life and a search for meaning. These have been asked by philosophers for...  Manas Madan

ARE WE REAL OR JUST AN ILLUSION?

The world that we live in today – Volatile, Uncertain, Chaotic, Ambiguous – may well leave us out of breath and little time for reflection. We don’t have to go through an existential crisis in order to ask some of the deepest questions regarding the cosmos, consciousness,our mind, life and a search for meaning. These have been asked by philosophers for...

Manas Madan