Apps to end procrastination

Science Editor Filip Preoteasa guides you through the best apps that make procrastination a thing of the past

Biohackers: are they friends or foes?

As defined by Wikipedia, biohacking is “the practice of engaging in biology with the hacker ethic”. Some moral values and…

Our young home is unusually metal-rich

The invention of the telescope allowed man to view the millions of stars and planets spread throughout the universe, sparking…

The air isn’t as clear as you’d think

Blessed though we are to be in York, where the most poignant form of air pollution comes from the nearby…

Summer of sunshine and sunstroke

Feeling hot and bothered or enjoying the tan? Why is it so warm?

19-Year Old, Boyan Slat, masterminds Ocean Cleanup

Every year about 8 million tons of plastic enter the ocean. Most of it degrades into tiny fractions that poison…

Red, amber, green chemistry

A group of researchers at the University of York have developed a toolkit which measures the green-ness of chemical reactions using a traffic light system

B.O.-Utiful: the science of scent perception

What determines our preference for how we and other people smell?

Money saving micro-organisms

This year’s iGEM team are looking to clean Yorkshire waste water using genetically modified bacteria

£1m to study mind wandering mechanism

What’s going on in your head when you daydream? Vanessa Lloyd talks to Dr Jonathan Smallwood about mind wandering

Three times researchers used Lego to do science

Whether it’s the sheer satisfaction of clicking a final piece into place or the indescribable pain of discovering a small…

An interview with Greg Clark

Filip Preoteasa talks to Greg Clarks, the Science, University and Cities Minister for the UK