York’s first Science Week

Every day this week one of the University’s science societies will be hosting talks on their respective disciplines to share their excitement for their fields of study, finishing on Saturday with the Physics Colloquium

Humanity has landed a spacecraft on its seventh celestial body

As the clock turned to 17:03 in Darmstadt, an accumulation of near-febrile tension was unleashed, and dreaded anticipation gave way…

Falling Stars

A summary of what’s going on in the night sky, and how to see it

SWANning the Science Gender Gap

A report in nature found that “Science remains institutionally sexist. Despite some progress, women scientists are still paid less, promoted less frequently, win fewer grants and are more likely to leave research than similarly qualified men.”
What is York doing to combat the gender gap?

Cigarette butts can save lives!

A group of scientists from Beijing, China have discovered a simple method for removal of the poison arsenic from contaminated water…

Half a Pint of Science

Matthew Wells reviews last night’s event ‘Half a Pint of Science’, part of Science Week at the University

Lose weight, not your mind

“These are not the fad diets you’re looking for”

Sonata for two hemispheres

Scientists are discovering the unexpected potential of music and the way that it acts on the brain

Ebola: where the fear should lie

If you type in ‘Ebola’ into Google and read the list of news articles released in the past 24 hours, you might just think that you are going to die

2014 Nobel Prizes announced

Brain GPS, blue LEDs and high-resolution fluorescence microscopy. Faye John gives us an overview of this year’s science Nobels

Biography: Ada Lovelace

Ada Cheong celebrates the life of her namesake, Ada Lovelace: the world’s first ever programmer

How to study good: a fresher’s guide

Freshers: you’re going to have to do some work at some point;
here’s how to make it worthwhile

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