Eleanor Mason

Science Editor (2016/17)

Eleanor has written 30 articles for Nouse

Tim Peake visited York: Let’s talk The ISS, education and STEM

Tim Peake, a British astronaut, returned from a six-month space expedition on the International Space Station in June earlier this…

STEM under a microscope: Where are the girls?

THE ANNOUNCEMENT of 2016’s Nobel Prize winners should have brought bags of inspiration for many science students, especially those who…

Feeding nine billion: How can we achieve Global Food Security?

  By 2050, the world’s human population will reach over nine billion. Nearly all of this increase will occur in…

Cowspiracy: The truth about animal agriculture

MISCONCEPTIONS associated with the meat industry and the world of animal agriculture is the product of a controversial topic that…

The ins, outs and importance of sun cream

Although Mother Nature’s attempt to force autumn upon us may be unreciprocated, the sad truth is that summer is just…

Suffering in silence: The ignored plight of sharks

Eleanor Mason explores the implications of “licence to kill” permits for South Africa’s threatened predators

Brexit: what is the future for UK science?

  In the midst of a European-wide immigration crisis, the UK tried to negotiate its EU membership, and the result…

Chinese scientists get the go ahead for first human CRISPR trial

Due to be tested in August, the gene editing CRISPR technique will be used in attempt to treat patients suffering…

Four new element names confirmed for periodic table

It was announced back in December 2015 that four new elements had earned a spot on the periodic table, completing…

Take your revision scientifically

Stop panicking and start repeating. Eleanor Mason gives you the run down on revision

Finding the link: Zika and microcephaly

Eleanor Mason goes behind the headlines to examine the Zika virus

Future tech will allow a robot for all

THERE IS no doubt that technological advances are accelerating at an unprecedented rate. Such advancements have the potential to create…