Iris colour develops during the first few months after birth. Melanin which is the colouring agent determines how dark the eyes will become. The less melanin expressed in the iris, the lighter a person’s eyes look. That goes both ways. Well sometimes, the concentration and distribution of melanin isn’t uniform, which leads to a condition…


The Fourth Industrial Revolution is already here!

If you’re still merely talking about the Fourth Industrial Revolution, you can stop theorizing, because it’s already here and is making an impact on business and society. With the digital transformation of manufacturing well under way, the only thing needed to launch the next industrial revolution is wider access to technologies such as robotics, artificial…


Tummy Trouble

When it comes to stomach pain, finding the cause of your tummy trouble can be harder than solving an advanced Sudoku. Use this symptom decoder to help decipher what’s up with your gut. 1. Acid Reflux What it is: Aid flowing backward from the stomach up into the throat. It affects 20 percent of adults…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…


Earth Fever

Six years back, the earth’s temperature has been on the rise, with 2015 smashing the records. It is by far Earth’s hottest year since record-keeping began in 1880. Contributing to that record heat is what scientists refer to as “super El Niño.” Nonetheless, scientists have predicted hotter days ahead. “El Niño is a naturally occurring…


Fainting 101

Fainting is or has become a common phenomenon in our society. It happens to almost everyone around including friends. I’ve always seen it as something peculiar to some people because of their medical condition, but not until I became a victim. Fainting which is medically referred to as syncope or in a layman’s term faint,…


What’s My Colour?

Albinism is a rare genetic expression that leads to little or no melanin production. It is as a result of a defect in one of several genes that produce or distribute melanin. No matter what race or ethnicity someone with albinism is, their skin and hair appear white because of a lack of pigment.