Science

Microplastics: are they as bad as we feared?

Microplastics  make  the  news  regularly  –  just  last  week  they  made headlines  when  it  was  discovered that  they  are  in …

Are we watching the same game? Science says yes!

A  UNIVERSITY  OF  YORK  study  has  found  that  supporters  of  the  same  football  team  engage  their  brains  in  similar  ways…

Lionfish: from tank to terror

THE  RED  LIONFISH,  Pterois  volitans has  a  striped  complexion,  feather-like  pectoral  and dorsal  fins,  making  them  a  majestic  addition  to …

Game over: are we on the path to extinction?

How the future of technology could spell disaster for the human race

New hope fighting prostate cancer

A new clinical trial is underway, which could change the way we treat certain types of cancer. The PRISM study,…

Gender narratives are obscuring biological facts

Gender is perceived to emerge from the need for a reliable division of work for food production and social reproduction.…

Silverfish: the lifecycle of our tiny campus crawlers

Beloved long-term residents of The University of York’s accommodation, silverfish (Lepisma saccharina) are amongst the most treasured species of the…

Plant Powered Productivity

Lily Abel talks about the importance of having plants in your workspace

Reforming agricultural practices will do far more to save the planet than token gestures

Earth Hour; World Environment Day, National Green Week are just a few of the many prominent events that reoccur periodically…

York Research Spotlight : Dr Jon Pitchford

Department: Biology Current project(s): Multiple projects including some on the complexity and stability of large biological systems, biosecurity and risk…

Using parasites for pre-emptive cancer diagnosis

Roundworms and cancer are two words that are not often associated with each other, but in recent years there has…