Science

Suffering in silence: the ignored plight of sharks

Eleanor Mason explores the implications of “licence to kill” permits for South Africa’s threatened predators

There’s a killer lurking in our water…plastic beads!

After much publicity and petition signing, today it has been announced that a ban on microbeads in cosmetics will be…

Brexit: what is the future for UK science?

  In the midst of a European-wide immigration crisis, the UK tried to negotiate its EU membership, and the result…

Olympic dopers

With the Rio olympics underway, the eyes of the world are watching and with a great focus on Russia. Many…

Gay lives matter – the controversial HIV prevention drug

This week the NHS has to decide whether they will fund a new drug for HIV prevention after overruling the…

Chinese scientists get the go ahead for first human CRISPR trial

Due to be tested in August, the gene editing CRISPR technique will be used in attempt to treat patients suffering…

Are Diamond Moths really forever?

Epidemics are often reported on the news; swine flu, spanish flu, bird flu… the list goes on. However, in general,…

Four new element names confirmed for periodic table

It was announced back in December 2015 that four new elements had earned a spot on the periodic table, completing…

Science Snippets

Tiger Temple The famous Thai Buddhist temple, Tiger Temple has run into hot water as 40 dead tiger cubs, and…

Climate change: A student perspective

What is the University doing to combat climate change?

Study suggests that smoking is hot

I’m down the local with a group of mates I’ve known since secondary school. It’s cold, windy and raining yet…