Science & Tech



Stop solar travel! Protect life on Earth!

5th April 2021

We invest so much money to go into space – why not invest it in protecting the Earth first? On 19 February 2021, after travelling for almost seven months through space, NASA’s rover Perseverance landed on Mars. It is a triumph for mankind, with similar missions planned by other nations in the future. But should ...


The story behind the first ‘energy island’

31st March 2021

Denmark wants to turn it’s North Sea oil exploits into clean energy. Renewable energy sources are always at the forefront of government discussion as new methods are constantly being discovered to curve the effects of climate change and reduce CO2 emissions. To combat this, a Danish initiative to build the world’s first “energy island” in ...


Wildlife is silenced by humanity

30th March 2021

Studies have found that anthropogenic noise is reducing the level of noise that wildlife creates. As cities fall silent during the pandemic, many have been experiencing nature become louder, with the experience of birdsong sounding somehow more sonorous. This is no illusion – research now reveals the adversity anthropogenic noises create for the survival of ...


We need to stop the climate crisis

8th March 2021

No country is doing enough. I am sure we have all been enjoying the latest snowfall: sledging in Kelvingrove, building igloos in your back garden, or being able to wear the salopettes you were wanting to whip out on the cancelled ski trip. But as we continue to see global temperatures rise, snow days could ...


Who wants to be the next Zuckerberg?

7th March 2021

What does it take to make the next big social network? Since Mark Zuckerburg launched Facebook from his college dorm room all those years ago, social media has become a key part of our lives. Different forms of social media have spawned since, including Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok. As social media becomes a more lucrative ...


The ethical decisions behind Covid-19

25th February 2021

There are not always the resources to treat everybody, so who should be saved? We are living not only in a climate crisis, a health crisis, and an economic crisis: we also have the less mainstream ethical crisis to contend with of choosing who and what gets treated during this pandemic. The ethics of healthcare ...


The delights and dangers of internet communities

13th February 2021

From AOL to Tumblr and now TikTok, internet communities take all forms. Throughout history, people have formed communities based on a common interest – similar jobs, shared culture, or even supporting the same football team. In the age of the Internet, the idea of community has divulged into something virtual and can now span continents ...


How to wipe out humanity

9th February 2021

Covid-19 may not kill us all, but we’re not completely safe. Over the last 13 months, the world has become engrossed in the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as we enter 2021, we are in the third year during which this virus has shaped and shifted the very foundations of our society. As I ...


Beeting the bees

3rd February 2021

A pesticide to help sugar beet grow has been approved, but it may harm the bee population. The green light has been given by the UK government for the emergency use of pesticides, which are known for being poisonous and harmful to bees, to help grow sugar beet in the upcoming spring months. In 2018, ...


Neuroscience students launch Psychedelic Society

2nd February 2021

The society hopes to promote positive research into psychedelic drugs. Illegal hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, magic mushrooms and DMT have become increasingly researched amongst the scientific community in the past decade. Government grants have been issued in the UK to study such compounds, in hope to ease the mental health burden in the UK. ...