Issue 12: Slow
Everything's so fast these days, y'know? Time to chill out, relax and slow down with this month's issue of Lateral.
We've got articles that look at our perception of the passage of time, the arduous process of defining the metre, how science fiction represents time, how to support every student in the classroom, refining the speed of science, and more!
Cover illustration by Olivia Baenziger.
Children with learning disabilities are sometimes labelled as slow or lazy, but they just have differently structured brains — and they need more support.
Science fiction is known for bending the rules — and the laws of time are no different. But sometimes there is more science in the fiction than one might think.
To find the universal measurement of a metre, French scientists struggled through seven years of trials and tribulations during the French Revolution.
We're only now beginning to understand how our mental state can bend, stretch and compress the perception of time.
21 years on, the Pokémon franchise is still capturing the world’s attention. A breakthrough into augmented reality gaming, the latest addition is a worldwide phenomenon with a history behind it.
When we look at things move, we intuitively gauge their direction. But what if our intuition is wrong?
Charles Darwin is usually painted as a reluctant, tormented hero trapped between religion and science. This is completely wrong.
In the Age of Enlightenment, she was a provocative figure who used all the tools at her disposal to rise to the top. But Nicola McCaskill despairs many are still unenlightened about her fascinating life.
As this column comes to an end, it’s time that we empowered patients by teaching them about pharmacogenomics.