Category Archive: Debate

The Fish Fight is far from finished

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By Lauren Hoskin In December last year, it seemed as though sustainability was at the top of the agenda. The Fisheries Minister, George Eustice, claimed: “The ban on discards – the shameful practice… Continue reading

Jackpot or jack-all: you decide

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By Marie Rogers In our day-to-day lives we need to make thousands of decisions, big and small: what should I wear? Should I take an umbrella? Is it safe to walk down that… Continue reading

Aiming for lucky number seven

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By Anna Tiley Last week a report was published by the department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London, which advocated eating seven fruits and vegetables per day as opposed to… Continue reading

Addicted to the game

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By Marie Rogers The typical video-game player is often imaged as a teenage boy sitting in his bedroom playing on his games console with the curtains drawn. But more recently the market for… Continue reading

Into the World

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By Lauren Hoskin This week’s blog post is somewhat different from usual. As part of a group project on my Master’s with the wonderful Ellie Pinney and Anouchka Jacquier, I recently produced the… Continue reading

The Acidic Elixir of Life

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By Anna Tiley A few weeks ago, two papers were published in the journal Nature by a young female researcher in Japan, and they have been causing quite a stir. The researcher, Dr… Continue reading

Water clever way to grow vegetables!

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By Lauren Hoskin A new form of farming could soon be making its way to our cities. This farming technique requires little fertiliser, few pesticides and not a single field. This is the… Continue reading

The post-Christmas booze

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By Lauren Hoskin For many, January is a time of cut-backs after the lavish Christmas season. Avoiding alcohol is often at the top of people’s lists. So how much difference to our health… Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Killer Insects

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By Lauren Hoskin Each year there are an estimated 50-100 million cases of Dengue fever reported worldwide. This potentially life-threatening disease is principally transmitted through the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Up to now, techniques… Continue reading

Putting more women in the pipeline

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By Marie Rogers At primary and secondary school age, boys and girls perform equally well in scientific subjects. However, fewer women than men choose to take “STEM” (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects… Continue reading