science


Sarah E. Hill on Women’s Brains and the Birth Control Pill

Sarah E. Hill is a research psychologist who uses theoretical tools taken from evolutionary sciences to study psychology and health. Recently, she has turned her expertise to uncovering what we know and don’t know about the impact of the birth control pill on the brain. In her TEDxVienna talk, she […]


Vaccination: Back to the healthier Future

  Sometimes it feels like we already live in the future of sci-fi movies. And it’s not only about voice control in your phone or computer just as in ‘Back to the Future’, paying for your coffee with a smartwatch like in ‘The Simpsons’ (hashtag they predicted) or having video […]


Why you haven’t achieved your goals this year – and how you will in 2019 1

The year 2018 has come to an end. Looking back, how do you feel? Have you achieved your goals? What goals? Let me help you remember. Have you lost those 5 kilograms you promised yourself you would? Have you quit smoking? Have you gone out more often and made new friends? […]


How to counteract climate change

“(…) Combatting climate change by capturing carbon isn’t just about saving a polar bear or a glacier. It’s about saving human lives.” – Jennifer Wilcox As fossil fuel consumption increases relentlessly, global greenhouse gas emissions also continue to rise. According to several estimates, a person  produces more than 20 tons […]


About blue lights and suicide

Red makes the heart beat faster. You will often find these and other claims made for the effect of different colors on the human mind and body. In addition to such common claims, the physiological mechanisms underlying human color and light perception have been known for some time. But it […]


What’s left to explore?

There is a widespread saying nowadays that goes “We are born too late to explore the world and too early to explore the universe”. That pessimistic saying seems at first kind of true, every bit of land is already charted and the first manned spaceships to explore the universe won’t […]


Interview with Jake Roper: science communication and sparking curiosity

Jake Roper is a science communicator and host of the YouTube channel Vsauce3, where he explores issues such as time travel paradoxes, space travel, the bioelectrogenesis powers of the Pokémon character Pikachu, and everything else in between. After his TEDxVienna talk at our On The Edge conference, he answered a […]