Biohacker regrets own biohacking: CRISPR done wrong?
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Biohacker regrets own biohacking: CRISPR done wrong?

Luke Richards - February 27, 2018

Aaron Traywick, 28, could well claim to be the world’s most notorious ‘biohacker’, that is, a do-it-yourself biologist, looking for new ways to do things with biology…

Billionaire builds colossal 10,000 year clock
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Billionaire builds colossal 10,000 year clock

Luke Richards - February 23, 2018

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has gone ahead with a plan to build a giant clock to promote long term thinking. The clock's design should allow it to…

Neuroscience: it must be love on the brain
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Neuroscience: it must be love on the brain

Nikolaos Manesis - February 23, 2018

If you're madly in love, I'd like to ask you to take a moment to consider what exactly is happening inside your brain. Love is a many-chemical…

Rockets and technopoltics: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy
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Rockets and technopoltics: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy

Luke Richards - February 23, 2018

The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy could become a defining feature in humanity's exploration of space, but this impressive technical feat opens up a new frontier of…

Your God is Not My God: Evolution as Fact
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Your God is Not My God: Evolution as Fact

Daniel Simmonds - December 15, 2017

Evolution. It is a scientific FACT. Not a 'theory'. A theory in the scientific world is a specialist term to mean a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect…

Anti-Ageing… Again
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Anti-Ageing… Again

Daniel Simmonds - October 24, 2017

Will we ever defeat death? No. But we're doing our damnedest. Over the past... history of man-kind, there have been treatments for anti-ageing. From primitive routes such as…

Our Plastic Oceans

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Our Plastic Oceans


Rosalind Henderson - October 17, 2017

More plastic in the sea than fish by 2050 if action is not taken In 1997, Charles Moore, an oceanographer and racing boat captain competed in a…

Two new poker programs beat the pro’s
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Two new poker programs beat the pro’s

James Bowyer - October 9, 2017

20 years on from the momentous event in Artificial Intelligence when a computer program, “Deep Blue”, beat chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov over an extended number of games,…

Superbugs receive a dual drug attack
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Superbugs receive a dual drug attack

Kate Dearling - April 8, 2017

Earlier this year, under the attention grabbing title of ‘Gonorrhea can be incurable, pay attention’, we reported on a United Nations Assembly meeting on the issue of…

Update on ‘SpaceX spaced out’
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Update on ‘SpaceX spaced out’

Kate Dearling - April 7, 2017

Back in November The Badger, Science reported that SpaceX was planning to launch 4,425 satellites into space in order to provide high speed Internet access across the world. At…

Update on ‘Three blind mice and human with lung cancer’
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Update on ‘Three blind mice and human with lung cancer’

Daniel Stuart - April 3, 2017

Back at the start of term, the Badger brought to you the exciting news of a breakthrough in the research of CRISPR techniques from the Salk Institute…

Paper strip reveals blood type
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Paper strip reveals blood type

Daniel Stuart - March 31, 2017

Not many people reading this article will know their blood type. However, in some medical emergencies, this is a vital piece of information. Mismatched blood transfusions can…

Energy subsidies: more harm than good
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Energy subsidies: more harm than good

Kate Dearling - March 27, 2017

Sussex researcher calls for a rethink on energy subsidies, highlighting their financial and environmental costs No student enjoys paying the electricity bill; it seems an extortionate expense…

The Tully Monster mystery
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The Tully Monster mystery

Daniel Stuart - March 24, 2017

At many points in our lives, we can go through an identity crisis. However, it is a safe bet that few people experience one comparable to that…

A new home for your memories
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A new home for your memories

Kate Dearling - March 20, 2017

The sun has started to make an appearance in the last few weeks and for many this will induce a certain amount of trepidation as every student…

What does bread contribute to climate change?
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What does bread contribute to climate change?

Daniel Stuart - March 18, 2017

In discussions on climate change, people point to cars, air travel, home electricity and heating as major contributors. However, a little known fact is that agriculture contributes…

Petri-dish gives birth to a mouse
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Petri-dish gives birth to a mouse

Eduard Campillo Funollett - March 17, 2017

A team from the University of Cambridge has created an artificial mouse embryo using stem cells. The results were published in the journal Science last week. It…

Women in Science at Sussex
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Women in Science at Sussex

Kate Dearling - March 13, 2017

History is full of women whose scientific contributions have been hidden under the shadow of  a man’s name. Rosalind Franklin’s research on the structure of DNA was…

You have your parents BMI
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You have your parents BMI

Kate Dearling - March 10, 2017

Sussex study finds that parents contribute to their child’s BMI by 35- 45% and this increases for children of obese parents Researchers at the University of Sussex have…

Mine Creatures
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Mine Creatures

Daniel Stuart - March 6, 2017

NASA astrobiologists find new extremophile in a Mexican mine, the big question is how did they get there? Currently on the terrestrial channel “Dave”, former WWE favourite…