Science

Science down the microscope: The top stories of 2016

From political upheavals, worldwide attacks and the death of such figures as David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Victoria Wood, scientists…

Predatory bacteria – friend, foe or façade?

If it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. So when the BBC announced last week that…

The preventable horrors of animal testing

A RABBIT WARREN is made up of a series of intricate interconnected burrows. In relation, much could be said about…

The Donald says au revoir to Paris

IF MOTHER Nature were given a vote in the recent Presidential Election, she might have tipped the scale a bit.…

South Africa’s ‘canned hunting’: the lions bred for murder

CONSIDERED THE inherent kings of the jungle, lions are wild animals, and opportunists. It is not often thought that lions…

Vaccinations: better late than never

ALMOST TWO years ago there was a measles outbreak at Disneyland, which started when an unvaccinated Californian woman contracted the…

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…

Mucus: S’not just when you get a cold…

Mucus is something that everyone has, and some people wish they had a lot less of. Yet it is physiologically…

Genome synthesis: the path to making new life

ARTIFICIALLY MAKING genes may seem odd at first thought, but the concept is becoming a real possibility. Tagged ‘Gene Synthesis’,…

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…

Asthma: An under the radar issue

ON AVERAGE three people die each day from asthma in the UK. Asthma is an incurable condition that affects the…