By Adam Smith Climate scientists are in wide agreement that climate change is the most imminent and serious environmental problem we face today. The unrestricted emission of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, from… Continue reading
By Kruti Shrotri Light and matter are very different: while light has no shape, size or mass, matter has all three. However, researchers have recently found a way to create matter from just… Continue reading
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
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
By Lauren Hoskin It comes as no surprise that bulky fibre in the diet makes us feel full. Yet scientists have recently discovered a chemical, released by fibre-guzzling bacteria in the gut, that… Continue reading
By Anna Tiley A recent conversation with a friend somehow turned to the topic of human hair colour. What determines hair colour? And why does it change with age?
By Adam Smith Astronomers operating NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope have spotted the most Earth-like planet found to date, around 500 light years across the galaxy from our Earth. Kepler-186f, a rocky planet which… Continue reading