Science & Tech



Proceed with caution: avoiding Covid this freshers’ week

15th September 2021

Writer Emma Duncan discusses how to navigate the lack of Covid restrictions this freshers’ week Last year, Murano Street Student Village lived up to its architectural profile: a prison. 600 freshers were self-isolating by the second week of the academic year and it had become apparent that the government asking students nicely to obey social ...


Zoom-free Fridays for all!

30th April 2021

We are all feeling Zoom fatigue – maybe it’s time to take a break. One thing we can say for certain is that Zoom has been the saving grace of this pandemic. It has allowed us to continue to live a somewhat normal life whether that is studying, working, or socialising. However, over a year ...


NFTs: what are they good for?

27th April 2021

NFTs could be a saviour for future art but contribute to climate change and the worst of capitalism. The virtual world is difficult to navigate at the best of times, and with the rapid pace of evolution that modern technology undergoes nowadays, it is near impossible to keep up to date with the latest trends. ...


Banning politics from social media

23rd April 2021

Following the ban of Donald Trump from Twitter and the Myanmar Military from Facebook, should we be questioning how much power social media sites have over politics? In February 2021, Facebook banned the Myanmar military, the Tatmadaw, from Facebook. The censoring followed the capture of Myanmar by its military on 1 February which has resulted ...


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 ...