DNA of Things: Using Biology to Transmit Information

Note to readers: in this series I publish short articles on the things in science that I find interesting. Quite simple. I intend to publish an article every week to (a) stay up to date with interesting science and (b) practice writing and communicating. This is my first article and I am sure there areContinue reading “DNA of Things: Using Biology to Transmit Information”

Giant viruses – key to viral evolution

Viruses, it is all anyone is talking about these days with the coronavirus pandemic still raging through the world and rearing it’s head in places where it was mostly forgotten such as Australia. The coronavirus is a “smaller than average” virus between 0.06 microns and 0.14 microns in diameter as determined by electron microscopy. OneContinue reading “Giant viruses – key to viral evolution”

Book review: Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook

In this post I want to discuss the book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk. This book discusses how to connect with your customers on social media to drive brand awareness, traffic, and sales. He argues that your focus should be on providing value to your customer, only through providing constant value canContinue reading “Book review: Jab, Jab, Jab Right Hook”

What I have learnt in this blogging journey so far

When I started this blog, I was focused on quantity over quality (as you may have been able to tell from some of the quality of the posts). I was inspired to make this my focus by Ali Abdaal, who argues that you will learn a lot more from publishing 50 bad posts than oneContinue reading “What I have learnt in this blogging journey so far”

Why I have stopped trying to wake up early

I have aspired for years about waking up with the sunrise without an alarm. Up by 5am, following a strict morning routine, prepared and ready to dace the day. That is what all the successful people do right? Thus, if I also wanted to see some success, I needed to do the same. Well, IContinue reading “Why I have stopped trying to wake up early”

My new way of thinking about money and investment

I have always been hesitant to spend money, especially large amounts of money (and for me a large amount is anything over $500). Well, maybe that isn’t true because I am fine with spending money to go on a holiday or a laptop, but other things not so much. And honestly, I can’t see anyContinue reading “My new way of thinking about money and investment”

Why you should make your own to-do list

For the last few years I have been on a mission to find the perfect planner and to-do list. If there is an app, I have bought it. If there is a method, I have researched it. If there is a book, I have read it. Pen and paper, Omnifocus, 2do, Remember the Milk, ThingsContinue reading “Why you should make your own to-do list”

Why you actually do have the time

In my opinion, the phrase “I don’t have the time” is one of the most toxic phrases there is. I have thrown this phrase around A LOT over the years but am trying to scrub it from my vocabulary this year. Why? Because saying “I don’t have the time” is like a get out ofContinue reading “Why you actually do have the time”