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Emma Monaghan


What happens when we sleep?

By Emma Monaghan / January 20, 2021

In 1953, some scientists noticed that sometimes, during sleep, people’s eyes make these strange, quick and jerky, side-to-side movements behind closed eyelids. Weird. They discovered in 20 out of 27 people that this jerky eyeball dance, termed “rapid eye movement,” or REM, occurred at the same time as when the people had incredibly visual dreams. […]


Whale Watching: Hindsight is 2020

By Emma Monaghan / January 14, 2021

On land, the human world was one of panic and unease in 2020. But deep at sea and gliding on the water’s surface, life continued for the fascinating giants we call whales, or cetaceans; calmly unaware of the word “Corona”.  Amputee’s epic voyage across the Atlantic A new variant of coronavirus was detected: Should we […]


5 Positive Health Stories from 2020

By Emma Monaghan / January 7, 2021

The year of 2020 was full of pandemic-infused negative news, but there were some brilliant scientific breakthroughs and positive health stories last year too. From nutty drugs to new discoveries surrounding HIV, let’s have a look at some of the best stories that may have been buried in the chaos… 10 habits to keep yourself […]