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Imaging, data visualisation, videos and scientific infographics compiled and created by a cardiologist with an interest in science communication and comedy

May 24, 2018

 Ever wondered why hospital scrubs are the colours they are? The answer is actually a lot smarter than you think and involves understanding how our eyes work (along with the laundry). (Yes yes I know you get all sorts of colours now but scrubs' original name was 'greens' or 'blues' - the variations are recent creations since these work-pyjamas began to be worn outside 'scrubbed' environments.)

May 15, 2018

Forget Xavier's School for the Gifted - marvel instead at the real life superheroes on the roof of the world. For years anecdotes circulated amongst climbers, of the superhuman ability of the Sherpa to function at high altitude, when all others succumbed to mountain sickness - or worse. Now science has shown how they have evolved to live in one of the most inhospitable environments on Earth. Thousands of years living in the thin air of the Himalayan plateau has given the Sherpa biology that differs from lowlanders from the very cellular...

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