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A Scientific Ode to Ants

words by Rob Barrie, Science and Technology Editor A discussion on insects, teamwork and my summer research placement. Since childhood I have always been fascinated by insects, but after a…

Life Changing Technology: Freestyle Libre

words by Molly Openshaw, Arts Print Editor The Freestyle Libre and its dramatic impact on diabetic people’s lifestyle The Freestyle Libre (FL) is a flash monitoring glucose system to measure…

Organ transplantation — are pigs the future?

words by Charlie Ellis, Staff Writer As of Thursday 21st October, within the UK there are 6125 people waiting for an often life-saving transplant. This number is even larger in…

Resurrection of the Woolly Mammoth

Plans to bring back an extinct giant are creating great excitement, but is it justified? words by Rob Barrie, Science and Technology Editor Not for 10,000 years has the woolly…

Breast Cancer: facts, figures and misconceptions

An overview of breast cancer during Cancer Awareness Month words by Kamakshi Jani With 55900 new breast cancer cases per year, or more than 150 cases per day in the…

Mars Rover Mission Takes Another Successful Step

Words by Rob Barrie, Science and Technology Editor The rover on Mars, Perseverance, confirms it is in the correct location to look for life. Perseverance touched down on the Red…

Do We Really Have a COVID-19 ‘Miracle’ Drug?

Words by Sereena Kang, Staff Writer Misinformation surrounding the COVID-19 ‘miracle’ drug – discussing evidence for and against ivermectin. Misinformation on ivermectin has been circulating across social media platforms with…

The Hearing Loss Endemic Amongst Students

Rob Barrie – Science and Technology Editor The lack of regulations on nightclub noise level means hearing in young adults is being irreversibly damaged. Research suggests that prolonged exposure to…

Civilians Launch into Space

Words by Eva Wallis, Staff Writer An insight into the crew of the world’s first all-civilian space mission. The ‘Inspiration4’ mission aboard spacecraft ‘Resilience’ has become the first ever crewed…

What actually is ‘Fresher’s Flu’?

A story of our very own virus library, fresher’s week and that inevitable runny nose. Words by Rob Barrie, Science And Technology Editor New friends. Alcohol. Parties. And that cold…

The eco-friendly underwater farms

Words by Jane Zhuk, Staff Writer The United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development goals of 2015 were set with high hopes, yet clear intentions. Among them, we see statements such as…

A novel way of targeting brain cancer

A median survival of only 15 months following diagnosis makes glioblastoma multiforme the most aggressive brain tumour – with local tumour recurrence in up to 90% of cases despite intervention.…

A farmer, a propellant tank and the future of SpaceX

Why was part of a SpaceX rocket found on a rural farm in Washington? Falcon 9 is a partially reusable rocket employed by SpaceX mainly for its Starlink missions. Starlink…

ARIA: new funding for experimental science

The new high-risk, high-reward scientific research agency announced by the UK government. With funding for research more and more competitive, there is an urgent need for new sources and increased…

Your brain on fiction – how we become what we see

The intense moments of deep immersion are caused by something more complex than empathy. Brain imaging shows our brains are tricked into ‘becoming’ a character for our own benefit. We…

Has reporting of the AstraZeneca vaccine increased scepticism?

Recent articles claiming that The AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is linked to blood clots is just one example of how one could interpret the media as having a negative effect on…

2021 Ebola outbreak: what is different this time?

Words by Waqar Ahmed The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a lot of media coverage over the last month, with several vaccines being rolled out across the world and easing…

Legends of Folklore: Vampires and Werewolves- Just a Myth or Is There a Medical Explanation?

words by Nisal Karunaratne When regarding this, there is one disease that comes to mind: Porphyria. Porphyria is named from the ancient Greek word porphura, meaning ‘purple’. It is a…

Is capitalism slowing scientific discovery?

Words By Rosie Burgess Post-enlightenment science is purported to be committed to the overarching good and the supposed path to truth. Famous philosopher Immanuel Kant once referred to its motto…

‘It’s A Sin’: A retrospective look at the retrovirus

Words by Eleanor Deane, Science and tech editor ‘It’s A Sin’, the 5-part Channel 4 miniseries, depicts the lives of a group of friends living in London throughout the height…