Science

What we can learn from the ‘city in the garden’?

With the growing threats posed by global warming, the need for nations to take action is becoming increasingly apparent. Singapore…

Entomophagy: are insects the food of the future?

Imagine being transported 100 years into the future, what will have changed? What will have stayed the same, and what…

York Research Spotlight : Dr Gonzalo Blanco

Department: Biology Current project: Validation of preclinical models of ZAK-linked myopathy Advice to aspiring scientists: “Its a very competitive time,…

The social dynamics of bees

The relations of insects of the order Hymenoptera (bees, ants and wasps) are both unique and peculiar. Not only do…

Microbial Voyagers: Global movement of microbes

Scientists have now quantified the number of viruses that are transported in the clouds and the rate at which they…

China’s ivory ban: implications for elephants

2020: The start of a new decade and the estimated year of judgement for one of our planet’s most intelligent…

Tiny inventions with huge implications: micro-bots and nanoparticles

As our understanding of nanoscopic phenomena improves through research efforts made possible by technological advancements, scientists from multiple disciplines have…

York Research Spotlight : Luke Mackinder

Department: Biology Current project: Creating a spatially defined, multidimensional, protein interactome of the eukaryotic algal CO2 concentrating mechanism Advice to…

The wolves of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, the majority of which is in Wyoming in the USA, was established on the 1st of March…

Common genes found in Crohn’s and Parkinson’s

There are two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Crohn’s Disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which are distinguished…

Cancer: Are we closer to the “Golden Bullet?”

Cancer is the biggest cause of premature death in the UK, accounting for 42% of deaths from the top five…

Sustainable energy’s potential looks positive

The energy from the sun that comes into contact with the Earth (5000Q) in a year is 10,000 times more…