You’ve heard about it, but do you really know it? In 3 minutes, we help you understand the true meaning behind the trends, concepts and acronyms that are making headlines. After listening, you will really know for sure.
What is Kawasaki Disease?
Mercredi 27 Mai 2020
: What is Kawasaki Disease? Thanks for asking!The general consensus was that children were relatively safe from COVID-19. But since late...
What is the welfare state?
Lundi 25 Mai 2020
: What is the welfare state? Thanks for asking! The term welfare state refers to measures taken by governments to promote the well-being of...
What is locavorism?
Samedi 23 Mai 2020
: What is locavorism? Thanks for asking! Just like a carnivore eats meat and a frugivore feeds mainly on fruit, locavores are people who...
What is anosmia?
Jeudi 21 Mai 2020
: What is anosmia? Thanks for asking! Anosmia is the clinical name for a complete loss of the sense of smell. Awareness of the disorder is...
What is a webinar?
Mercredi 20 Mai 2020
: What is a webinar? Thanks for asking! A webinar is a type of web conferencing, generally taking the form of a workshop, lecture or...
What is zumping?
Lundi 18 Mai 2020
: What is zumping? Thanks for asking! Zumping is one of many new words to be invented since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. It refers...
What are corona bonds?
Samedi 16 Mai 2020
: What are corona bonds? Thanks for asking! A political crisis is currently emerging in Europe, and it’s down to Corona bonds. The term is...
What is tocilizumab?
Jeudi 14 Mai 2020
: What is tocilizumab? Thanks for asking! Tocilizumab is a prescription drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis patients in over 100...
What is mass testing?
Mercredi 13 Mai 2020
: What is mass testing? Thanks for asking!The benefit of screening for diseases is to enable early diagnosis when a person is asymptomatic....
What is an FFP2 mask?
Lundi 11 Mai 2020
: What is an FFP2 mask? Thanks for asking! You likely hadn’t heard of FFP2 masks in pre-COVID-19 days, but they are in huge demand right...
What is social distancing?
Samedi 09 Mai 2020
: What is social distancing? Thanks for asking!The term social distancing refers to measures taken to reduce physical contact between people...
What is herd immunity?
Jeudi 07 Mai 2020
: What is herd immunity? Thanks for asking! Also known as community immunity, herd immunity is an indirect form of protection against an...
What is the World Health Organization?
Mercredi 06 Mai 2020
: What is the World Health Organization? Thanks for asking! The World Health Organization is a United Nations agency that is responsible for...
What are tracking apps?
Lundi 04 Mai 2020
: What are tracking apps? Thanks for asking! Exceptional times call for exceptional measures, as they say. Tracking apps are now being used by...
What is care work?
Samedi 02 Mai 2020
: What is care work? Thanks for asking! This subcategory of the workforce includes jobs that provide services to other people. Despite doing...
What is a lockdown?
Jeudi 30 Avril 2020
: What is a lockdown? Thanks for asking! It’s estimated that up to 50% of the world’s population has been under some form of lockdown...
What is HouseParty?
Mercredi 29 Avril 2020
: What is HouseParty? Thanks for askingHouseParty is a video chat app that was created in the United States in 2016 and became particularly...
What are neobanks?
Lundi 27 Avril 2020
: What are neobanks?Neobanks are 100% digital. They run exclusively through mobile apps, with no brick-and-mortar premises. They offer...
What is chloroquine?
Samedi 25 Avril 2020
: What is chloroquine? Thanks for asking! Chloroquine is a prescription drug which has been used for many decades to treat malaria. It’s...
What are conlangers?
Jeudi 23 Avril 2020
: What are conlangers? Thanks for asking ! A conlanger is a person who creates one or more constructed languages. These are different to most...
What is anthropomorphism?
Mercredi 22 Avril 2020
: What is anthropomorphism?Anthropomorphism means transferring human forms or emotions onto animals and other non-human entities. It has its...
What is Misophonia?
Lundi 20 Avril 2020
: What is Misophonia?You probably won’t find it on autocorrect or spell check, but misophonia is a condition which affects up to 15% of...
What are dark patterns?
Samedi 18 Avril 2020
: What are dark patterns?A dark pattern is an online interface which has been designed to trick visitors into performing certain actions...
What is instant-runoff voting?
Jeudi 16 Avril 2020
: What is instant-runoff voting?Also known as the alternative vote, instant runoff voting is an election method in which voters rank...
What is telehealth?
Mercredi 15 Avril 2020
: What is telehealth?Telehealth refers to remote health services which are provided using technology. While the technologies have been around...