Print Science Editor Scarlett Parr-Reid tells us what is known about Homo luzonensis, a newly discovered species of humans.
Anna Wilmot explores whether there is a future to the male contraceptive pill.
Natalie Tongue voices her contempt towards the misogynistic attack against Katie Bouman, responsible for the first ever photo of a black hole.
As the second leading cause of disability worldwide, major depressive disorder has a profound effect on individuals and society. Treating this debilitating disorder is vital yet current treatments have severe side effects and inconsistent results. A recent study conducted in California explored the influence of brain stimulation on mood in epilepsy patients. Epilepsy is often […]
Not all scientists are the stereotypical Frankensteinian, Emmett “Doc” Brown lookalikes of this world, supposedly out-of-touch with reality. We can all admit that this is sci-fi nonsense. And that’s exactly the white-coated myth that Dr. John Chilton and Dr. Lorna Harries set out to debunk at the Exeter Medical School in 2005 (then the Peninsula […]
W ill Gater is one of the current generation of ‘rock star’ science popularisers. He is currently touring with his show, The story of the Solar System. However, he was able to take some time out to talk to Scarlett and Finn about his love for his subject and recent exciting developments in space exploration. […]
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, […]
Whether it’s adverts for the Amazon Alexa, Sophia the robot tweeting or ‘Black Mirror’ throwing its viewers into a hellscape where personal security robots routinely hunt and kill humans, our society has Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the brain. With its applications seemingly endless, an AI takeover does seem inevitable. However, it has some drawbacks that […]
Chinese scientist Jiankui has claimed, in a series of YouTube videos, to have successfully edited the genomes of two embryos. These embryos were then allowed to develop and produced twin girls with altered DNA. Their genomes were edited using CRISPR, a gene editing technique first developed in 2015 to stop the function of a gene called […]
Andrew Wakefield’s paper claiming that the MMR vaccine caused autism has been widely discredited and described as fraudulent. Alongside poor experimental design, small sample size, and manipulated evidence, Wakefield also had multiple conflicts of interests and received payments from lawyers seeking evidence against vaccine manufacturers. Despite the overwhelming proof condemning his claim, the scandal has […]