Science

Curiosity both did and did not kill the cat

Can a cat appear to be simultaneously dead and alive? Through our observations of everyday phenomena controlled by the laws…

Will humans soon be a multi-planetary species?

Late last month Elon Musk took to the stage, with his trademark nervous stammer, and blew away the astronautical community.He…

Entomologists warn of “ecological apocalypse”

Recent Research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows a 76 per cent decline in the flying insect population of…

Bird song dynamics: Studies in vocal diversity

The sound of birdsong can bring unrivalled joy to the attentive listener. Yet, such a pleasing melody is the result…

Sexual reproduction, evolutionary phenomenon

Modern human society is sex obsessed. It’s everywhere, and it triggers all sorts of curious behaviours. Yet, social pressure and…

Could pigs solve our shortage of organ donors?

It is becoming even easier to leave a little something behind after you bow out. England is starting to follow…

The grand finale of NASA’s spacecraft Cassini

It’s 15 September at the NASA Deep Space Communication Network in Canberra, Australia. Display screens show the status of the…

China’s Quantum Satellite- the end of communications hacking?

In recent years, China has experienced many major technological advances in the field of space science. The most recent of…

The story of leprosy: from 2000 BCE to now

Throughout human history, very few diseases have carried the levels of stigma and shame that leprosy brings upon it’s sufferers.…

The resistance to resistance: 3 strikes, you’re out!

CHANCES ARE YOU have heard about antibiotic resistance. It is one of the biggest biological issues of our time, first…

Neonicotinoids and the pesticide problem

IN 2013, THE European Union imposed a two year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides (with temporary flexibility in some member states),…