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

V for Very efficient

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By Anna Tiley Why birds fly in a V formation has interested scientists for a long time and has led to a number of theories to explain the behaviour. New research published last… Continue reading

Have a morally good morning

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By Marie Rogers When was the last time you did something morally unsound? I think most of us try to do the right things in our daily lives but sometimes the temptation is… 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

Memories beyond our wildest dreams

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By Marie Rogers During a long car journey to Edinburgh last Christmas, I managed to memorise the sequence of a whole pack of cards using mnemonic techniques. Mnemonics are just any method that… 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

Barking up the right evolutionary tree

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By Anna Tiley Dogs are thought to be the first animals domesticated by humans, but until now the timing and location of their origin has been hard to pin down. This is due… 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

Fracking under high pressure

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By Lauren Hoskin A report published last week by Public Health England stated that fracking poses little risk to public health, so long as the process is properly practiced and regulated. The report… Continue reading

The good, the bad and the sugary

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By Anna Tiley This year my flatmates decided to go on a 40 day sugar ban. Being a self-confessed sugar addict I thought they were crazy and decided to opt-out (how could I… Continue reading