When you hear about channels, you may first think about manmade water routes that boats travel through. Or road tunnels allowing people to travel quite fast across a rugged landscape. Or even TV or radio stations. In the big picture, you got it right. Channels link pla...

Let’s get into an open and honest talk about the cannabis plant, whose versatility is incredible yet often forgotten due to a societal disapproval of drugs dependency. This flowering plant is indigenous to central Asia and the Indian subcontinent, but it has been with u...

Countless liaisons between the billion human neuronal cells in the brain make this intricate network an authentic beauty on its own. While you are reading this article, commands are being sent from different sections of the brain, speeding along its circuits in the bli...

The PhD journey is a long bittersweet adventure. The explosive moments with exciting discoveries are like sweet candies in a child’s hand after his good mood has been wrecked over and over by exhaustive trials and failures. As I finished my thesis, I came to the realiz...

Every working day is an international journey for me since I belong to the crew of ‘frontier workers’. That means I have the unique pleasure of complaining when I am the only one at home to have a day off due to a national holiday in the country where I work; and to wo...

I was always fascinated by the fact that information is stored in a “two letter” alphabet expressed by binary digits (in short: ‘bits’). Yes, only two digits, 0 and 1, store a hell of a lot of data in our computers around the globe. This fact sounded like magic to me w...

“The chaotic movement and screams faded suddenly into the darkness I plunged into. No longer did I feel the urge of getting to my final destination, even though I held life-changing information for my people. The forest atmosphere felt light on my feet; I projected mys...

Many meteorites hit the earth crust every year without barely any consequence to humankind. Yet have you ever wondered if there will be a time when these comets or asteroids – travelling at 24 to 100 miles a second and composed of solid debris – would be large enough t...

Web navigation is a curious universe. First of all we talk about the web, but there are no spiders. (There are virtual viruses, though.) Then we mention ‘navigation’, but there are no sailing boats. Yet we all navigate across the web’s virtual oceans in a sophisticated...

Esperluette is going on holidays… because it is finally summertime in Europe and the crew is up to some sun bathing by the breeze of the Mediterranean coast. I bet you were thinking that the PhD life is a non-stop working nightmare. Wrong picture, dude! Success is all...

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