Science

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…

Forget Asexual vs. Sexual Reproduction- you can have both

Having the ability to reproduce both sexually and asexually, a process known as heterogamy, can be highly advantageous when members…

Science Snippets

Veganuary  With January came new year’s resolu- tions, diets and veganism. Veganuary has become increasingly popular over the past few…

GM crops: the answer to the global food crisis?

WE HAVE EXPLOITED the world’s resources for thousands of years, and crops have been a major part of this. However,…

Diabetes in numbers: the worrying statistics

OVER THE PAST thousand years of medical progress, the human race has seen a slow but steady increase in human…

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…