Locust swarms: the plague overshadowed by COVID-19

By Yun Son The year 2020 has been one of the most chaotic and challenging years in the past few decades. Globally, many governments are presently facing numerous catastrophic disasters, notably the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple economic recessions and social-conflict crises. Among this flurry of problems is an  issue that has managed to go fairly unnoticed,Continue reading “Locust swarms: the plague overshadowed by COVID-19”

Eat Insects to Save the World!

By Heiloi Yip Entomophagy is the practice of eating insects as part of a regular diet. Many cultures all around the world practice entomophagy, incorporating insects as a staple into the diets of the indigenous people. Curiously, western culture is the odd-one-out in this regard, where insects are very strongly associated with disgust. This feelingContinue reading “Eat Insects to Save the World!”

Why dogs could be the key to understanding the evolution of the human mind

By Jemima Frame Scientists estimate that dogs (Canis familiaris) were the first animal to be domesticated, sometime between 20,000 and 40,000 years ago . Consequently, they were often shunned by ethologists studying animal minds, due to the idea that domesticated animals were not as intelligent as their wild counterparts. In 1994 Vilmos Csányi, an internationallyContinue reading “Why dogs could be the key to understanding the evolution of the human mind”