Tag Archive: Debate

The dark side of The Universe

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By Kruti Shrotri There is a lot of ‘stuff’ in our universe: just five percent of it is the normal matter we’re used to – the matter that makes up you and me,… Continue reading

Bacteria Wars: the scientist strikes back

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By Kruti Shrotri Bacterial infections are becoming a serious threat to society as the bacteria that cause them become increasingly resistant to our current antibiotics. Earlier this year, Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame… Continue reading

Parasitic worms and the 50 pence pill

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By Barney Wharam In the developed world the idea of worm eggs in your poo seems pretty alien thanks to our flushing toilets, good sanitation and clean water supplies. Unfortunately this is not… 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

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