US and China pledge to cut emissions

USA and China have made joint climate pledges, but are they drastic enough to keep global average temperatures below 2°C over the 1900 baseline?

Human minds control mouse genes

LED lights which could be switched on by human brainwaves were implanted in mice with light-sensitive genes

Tutankhamun: who was the mummy of the mummy?

Genetic tests and 3D imaging suggest that the death of the boy-pharaoh may not have been the grand as they taught you in primary school

“A brave duck”

Sam Wainwright reports from the launch site of AstroDuck – AstroSoc’s most audacious project yet

Biology Bites: The Best Biology Snippets

On Wednesday evening the Biosciences society hosted ‘Biology Bites: The Best Biology Snippets’ in the Ron Cooke Hub. Despite an…

Geometry: a secret weapon in the fight against viruses

Professor Reidun Twarock, a mathematical virologist, presents the first lecture of York Science Week: “Geometry: a secret weapon in the fight against viruses”

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

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