Women In Space

The influence and achievements of female scientists is something of real importance, and their lack of coverage is both a great injustice and a sad shame. Well-known are the successes of Watson and Crick in discovering DNA, the molecule and structure fundamental to life, a mighty achievement and well worthy of the Nobel prize they…

The Case For Mars

To me, the prospect of going to and colonising Mars is the single most exciting prospect of modern civilisation, the adventure of a generation. Ever since Apollo, Mars has been seen as the natural extension of our species’ spacefaring journey; after all, can it really be so much harder than the moon? But what’s the…

Education (Part II)

Flip the classroom! Firstly, learning-by-lecture is a poor use of everyone’s time. The teacher will aim the pace of the lecture at the average level in order to try and engage the most people. The result is half the class being bored because it’s too easy, and the other half is confused because they don’t understand…

Guide To Optimal Health

I understand how daunting all of this may seem, especially for those of us with busy lives, and that you already have enough on your plate (excuse the pun) without turning your diet upside down. In this section, I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide to achieving great healthfulness, in manageable progressions which you can…

Education

As everyone from my school knows, I’m a big fan of the Khan Academy. I gave full school assemblies, talks to lower school students and advocated its use at every opportunity. However, what Khan Academy represents to me is more than its blatant utility. It represents the real, tangible possibility of education reform. My own…

Bibliography

Here’s a list of some great books which I’ve read and would recommend, together with brief summaries. Some I digested as audiobooks (through audible) and others through my kindle. Start With Why (Simon Sinek) Through the examination of some of the most successful businesses in the last few decades, Sinek concludes that the strongest indicator for long…

A Fresh Start

Health is the single most important aspect to everyone’s life. Fundamental in all facets of our social, mental and physiological states, it is something with which we’re all obsessed whether we realise it or not. Just as any other animal, we are evolved to try and act in the way which is optimal for our…

Elon Musk

I never had an idol when I was younger; if someone asked me who in the world I’d most like to meet, I’d have probably said Thierry Henry, or Eddie Murphy. However, for the past 3 years, I’ve been an avid follower (some would say fan-boy) of Elon: setting calendar reminders 6 months in advance…

New Space

Stagnated by lack of innovation and budget, the space industry has lost the momentum it had during the Apollo Program (1961 – 1972). It was under the Nixon administration that Armstrong made the historic declaration, after JFK, the mission’s initiator, was assassinated in 1963. However, the decisions Nixon made would prove destructive to the wave of progress…