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Oxygen levels in our oceans are dramatically dropping

The phrase ‘Global Warming’, is often linked to the ocean, conjuring up images of polar bears clinging to melting ice caps, rising sea levels flooding into low-lying cities, or rivers that once flowed freely...

Do animals enjoy sex?

Do animals enjoy sex? Arguably, sexual pleasure plays a dramatic role within human society. Due to our civilised nature, we as humans do not have to worry about reproduction. Our sophistication within the natural world...

Looking for that one thats a perfect human specimen?

Woman, 19, seeks biologically-perfect mate. Seeking a male with a waist-to-hip ratio of between 0.8 and 1. I will be measuring. Any less and you clearly don’t have enough energy in your body to father...
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How and Why Your Dog Is Judging You

Psychologist Dr James Anderson and his associates looked into whether animals - dogs and monkeys - were capable of identifying anti-social behaviour, and in the process have found a mechanism by which basic morality...

Athletes Beware

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in the brains of athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma, has been known to affect sportspeople such as boxers since the 1920s. Repeated traumatic...

Designer Genes

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has given a free pass to a DNA editing tool to alter the human genome. This opens the way to unprecedented control over the human genome, and the possibility...

The Science of Queuing

Queuing – a quintessential British pastime? Don’t make me laugh. There are few things that are enjoyable about standing around for excessive periods of time. It’s something that we spend an awful lot of time...
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You Won’t Bee-lieve It

Anyone who has seen Charlie Brooker’s dark anthology series will tell you that Black Mirror does an excellent job of mixing realism and Science Fiction concepts to create a world that, whilst technologically advanced,...

Want to try lab-grown meats?

In 2013, a team of scientists from the University of Maastricht made history by producing the world’s first synthetic meat burger. It was grown entirely from stem cells over the course of three months....

Memento mori: Escaping death

'I have always been terrified of death, and no philosopher or holy man has been able to convince me otherwise.' Such are the words of the celebrated novelist Howard Jacobson. From the moment we...

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