Four Reasons Our Brains Suck at Pandemics

The human brain is a frustrating thing. On the one hand, it has the analytical power to do the science, to develop the tests and treatments and vaccines we need to stop pandemics. On the other hand it’s often irrational and makes us think and act in ways that...

Hacking: A Deception or An Uprightness

‘A Hacker Manifesto,” by McKenzie Wark is a complex, yet an engaging read; leaving the reader in an awe with the facts stated in it. McKenzie presents the highlight of groups belonging to different classes. These categories as classes among the humans, is...

Key Highlights of the Year 2020

The year 2020 has been a roller coaster ride for the inhabitants residing on the planet earth. We, The Zaal, have therefore gathered some key highlights to let its readers have a glance on this past year. 1. The Dreadful Australian Bushfires The Australian bushfires...

Objectivity and the Ambiguity it Prevails

“Objectivity preserves the artifact or variation that would have been erased in the name of truth” (Peter Galison) The book by Lorraine Daston and Peter Galison discusses how objectivity emerged as a new way of studying nature and how scientists today use scientific...