Science

The best scientific discoveries of last year?

2017 Will go down in history as the year of the Grenfell Tower fire, Brexit negotiations, and the early days…

Cell engineering is the future

The projected median age in Europe for 2050 is 47.4 years, with one in three people expected to be over…

York Research Spotlight : Professor Ian Graham FRS

Department: Biology Current project: Measurement of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in bespoke hemp oil seed varieties. Advice to aspiring scientists: “If you’re…

Exomoons: A new avenue for astrobiology

A team of astronomers may have discovered the first known moon beyond the Solar System, and it is not playing…

York research spotlight: Dr Andrea Harper

Department: Biology Current project: Establishing an Associative Transcriptomics platform for the development of resilient ash in the UK Advice to…

What is the environmental impact of print media?

Last edition, Nouse printed 2500 copies, but what environmental impact does this actually have? To produce just one copy of…

The other CO2 problem

Marine life is threatened by the actions of humankind; overfishing is killing off some aquatic species to the point of endangerment;…

Bioinformatics: Exporting life into computer files

Within each and every one of your body’s nucleated cells lies more than two metres worth of genetic information presented…

Curiosity both did and did not kill the cat

Can a cat appear to be simultaneously dead and alive? Through our observations of everyday phenomena controlled by the laws…

Will humans soon be a multi-planetary species?

Late last month Elon Musk took to the stage, with his trademark nervous stammer, and blew away the astronautical community.He…

Entomologists warn of “ecological apocalypse”

Recent Research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, shows a 76 per cent decline in the flying insect population of…

Bird song dynamics: Studies in vocal diversity

The sound of birdsong can bring unrivalled joy to the attentive listener. Yet, such a pleasing melody is the result…