Let Off Steam

Are you between 11 – 14years from the BME community? GhScientific in partnership with the next chosen generation and support from the British science association brings you ‘let off steam’ An evening of music, art and science over pizza. Spaces for 30 people only and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Contact us today to reserve your spot. Please change my email in the contacts to hephziangela@ghscientific.com

Sunken Cost Fallacy: Study finds both lab animals and humans stick with their bad decisions

The behavior of people who remain committed to a choice, even when it is clear that an alternate choice would be a better option, has been a perplexing phenomenon to psychologists and economists.  For example, people will continue to wait in the slow line at a grocery store, stick out an unhealthy relationship, or refuse to abandon an expensive, wasteful project – all because such individuals have already invested time, effort, or money. This well-known cognitive phenomenon termed the “sunk cost fallacy” has long been considered a problem unique to humans. New research has discovered that humans are not the only species that share these economically irrational flaws. New research from the University of Minnesota published in the journal Science discovered that mice, rats, and humans all commit the sunk cost fallacy. “The key to this research was that all […]

Rare Meteorite Recovered In Botswana

A meteorite has been recovered from a remote area of Botswana. The event is one of a kind as the meteor was identified before entering the atmosphere, and its fall and retrieval documented. It’s only the second time this has happened. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Fulvio Franchi and Alexander Proyer about their mission to retrieve the meteorite and why it matters. Why is the find in Botswana such a big deal? Alexander Proyer: Meteorites are fragments of asteroids or comets fallen on the surface of earth. Finding a fresh one is rare but what makes this case really sensational, is not the fall itself but the fact that we knew it was coming. Usually, people are taken by surprise, seeing a flash of light or fireball when the asteroid enters the atmosphere. But this one was observed in space, eight […]