Science

TB resistant cows: a promising future?

IT WAS ANNOUNCED last month by Chinese scientists that a group of cows have been genetically engineered to be resistant…

York research spotlight: Dr Steve Johnson

DR STEVE JOHNSON, a senior lecturer in the Electronics Department, has been with the University of York since 2012. His…

Meningitis: what it is and what to look for

Following a recent case of meningococcal meningitis in York, an email was dispatched to students at the university, providing reassurance…

An aquatic mindset: understanding our oceans

FROM CORAL reefs, viral communities and crustaceans to sharks and rays, the earth’s ocean is the largest ecosystem on the…

Three part list: what are you saying?

HAVE YOU EVER been asked which three things you’d take with you to a desert island? Have you ever dreamed…

Man-flu or merely a medical myth?

IT’S THAT TIME of year again, when everybody is ill in some way or another, and people throw the word…

Launching a solution to the lithium-ion problem

YOU OFTEN find rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in phones, laptops, hoverboards and even planes and electric cars. They are light-weight, highly…

Dry January – Is it worth it?

Many people, at least on my Facebook timeline, are giving up alcohol for the month. Perhaps the New Year’s hangover…

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.…