Science

Overcoming the odds of extinction

Some species are defying the odds of extinction against a back-drop of wide scale eradications. It is estimated that between…

University of York discovery: efficient method to produce pharmaceuticals

A PhD student at York’s Chemistry department has developed a new drug synthesis method that could widen the repertoire of…

Tim Peake – reaching new heights

As 2015 was drawing to a close most of us were preparing for Christmas, but not Tim Peake. He was…

Apps to watch in 2016

A psychologist in your pocket Technology has infiltrated all walks of life from scrolling Facebook in between reps at the…

A Christmas day of indulgence – why do we get so tired?

Many of us have heard that drinking a glass of warm milk before bed will help sooth one to sleep.…

Give your liver a break: the benefits of Dry January

A month of abstaining from alcohol may result in decreased liver fat, cholesterol, and weight loss, but does ditching the…

Think you’re a good shuffler? Dinosaurs did it first.

For decades, comparisons between dinosaurs and birds have been made in an attempt to feed our imaginations of the long…

The York flood fiasco: Where did all the water come from?

Surrounded by the banks of the River Foss and the River Ouse, York is no stranger to flooding. The Kings…

Happiness: apparently not the medicine for a longer life

You may think those who are healthier are happier, but is this a misconception we face in society? Instead of…

Love-drunk. Love-sick. Love-starved?

Researchers at the University of Oxford have found an interesting behavioral trait in Great tits, which seems to go against…

DNA repair mechanisms – on the road to a cure for cancer?

The Nobel prize – the most prestigious accolade that can be awarded to a human dead or alive. This year…