Sophie Ellen Buckland discusses whether it is ethical to change someone’s DNA even if it’s only to ‘cure’ someone of genetic diseases.
Callum Dinnett talks about Alan Turing, a World War II hero who was abandoned by his country, and is now receiving the credit he deserves.
If you asked the ‘archetypical’ university student what is their favourite type of alcohol, the response would be A LOT (and for a reasonable price, naturally). Yes, it is undeniably true that alcohol plays a big role in many student’s social lives, whether it be that glass of wine at the end of the day, […]
The placebo effect is where a drug of no therapeutic value, often sugar pills or saline injections, causes a physical effect. Although commonly talked about (people acting drunk before realising they’ve been sipping on non-alcoholic beer, or feeling immediately better when taking paracetamol, before any analgesic effects could have kicked in), the process by which […]
Until recently I thought that social media was a force for good. As someone who sometimes finds social situations fairly exhausting, social media seemed more of a solution than a problem. There is no doubt that it has revolutionised the way we interact with others. Social media can incite change and spread messages across the […]
On Monday 8th of October, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released an alarming report warning politicians about the impact that any future rise in temperature would have on our planet. Stated plainly, this impact will be enormous and tragic; far worse than previously projected. Whilst European governments are putting some policies in […]
Exploring the concept of lucid dreaming, and why research into sleep science has culminated in the launch of an app that you could only dream of! Dreams are odd. They can be things of complete and utter joy or frightening nightmares where you just want to wake up. Would our dreams be different if we […]
As we all well know, air pollution is the result of the release of various harmful gases that negatively impact the environment, like Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), Particulate Matter (PM) and other pollutants. In 2014, Europe had an estimated 500,000 premature deaths due to abysmal air quality, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) […]
For some on August 21st night came early! It then promptly left again; with confused flocks of birds and awed onlookers in its wake. A total solar eclipse, visible last year over the central states of the USA, is one of the most staggering public astronomical sights and comes about from a wonderful quirk of […]
Have you ever felt the need for speed? Want to run away from your exams? Tired of carrying your friends in Fortnite? Have no fear, for soon you’ll be hurtling towards lower earth orbit at around 2,000mph with Texas in your rear view mirror. For many, the idea of travelling into space seems like a […]