Science

Artificial animal wombs show hope for premature babies

The concept of creating an artificial womb that replicates the perfectly balanced conditions of a mother might seem unrealistic or…

World Penguin Day: Overfishing and climate change impacts penguin populations

World Penguin Day is celebrated on the 25th April every year. This coincides roughly with the start of the annual…

Warm winters drive the spread of Lyme disease

As climate change drives the spread of Lyme disease carrying ticks across new areas of the Northern Hemisphere, we still…

Hellish Hay Fever and How to Treat it

  If you have been waking up with an itchy throat and ears, red eyes and find you can’t stop…

Marmite is good for the brain, York study suggests

Eating a spoonful of Marmite everyday could have a positive impact on your brain’s health, researchers at York have found.…

Is Sweden the answer to a smoke-free future?

It seems Sweden is the guiding light needed for a cigarette-free world. Swedish men appear to be the first population…

Telomeres: our cells’ biological ageing clock

IN 1953, JAMES Watson and Francis Crick were co-originators in the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA (deoxyribonucleic…

New approaches to childhood obesity

METABOLIC SYNDROME, sometimes referred to as insulin resistance syndrome, is a term used for the group of various medical conditions…

Feeding waterfowl: killing with kindness

IT IS NOT uncommon to witness the excitable frenzy that accompanies feeding waterfowl white bread. Our intentions are harmless, but…

Exoplanets and the search for life in the cosmos

EXOPLANETS, planets that orbit stars other the sun, are being discovered at a tremendous rate – upwards of three thousand…

Social experiments: participant well-being comes first

Have you ever taken part in any survey or experiment that left you feeling anxious or uncomfortable? Do you know…

The spotted history of chicken pox

Most British children will contract chicken pox during their childhood. The disease is almost a rite of passage – the…