Science & Tech



How difficult are the little things, really?

4th May 2022

We know what we can do for the climate, so why aren’t we doing it? We can reduce our personal environmental impact in many ways. These little changes, when built up, do contribute to climate action. They show companies that consumers are serious about the climate crisis, and they demonstrate our priorities to Governments. However, ...


Scotland’s nature is burning, and there’s nothing we can do about it

21st April 2022

Tristan Rees describes how the increase in wildfires across Scotland is indicative of how we are ignoring the devastating effects of the climate crisis. In March, Gruinard Island in Wester Ross was enveloped by flames. Once used for anthrax testing by the military in the 1940s, the island was declared anthrax free in 1987. There ...


To STEM, or not to STEM?

18th March 2022

Two students go head-to-head in why they made their subject choices, and the pros and cons of choosing either humanities or sciences. Dante Phillips: Well, I chose not to STEM. For those who are unaware, the acronym stands for “science, technology, engineering and mathematics” – the subjects of apparent growing import in the 21st century. ...


Dating in the time of tech

14th March 2022

Editor-in-Chief Lucy Dunn speaks to Glasgow’s Dr Chris Hand about issues of identity and catfishing in the era of online dating. Over the winter break, I became an avid listener of an investigative podcast series, Sweet Bobby, that examined the murky mistruths of the online dating scene. In the lead-up to Valentine’s Day, I was ...


Cutting your consumption… conservatively

13th March 2022

Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to educating yourself and creating healthy habits. In 2019, I was having dinner with a friend when she said something that changed my mindset on eating meat forever: maybe it’s not about going entirely vegan at once, but instead giving up the things you can. The ...


Hunterian extinction: the fall of the animal kingdom

16th February 2022

Patrick Gaffey outlines the real danger posed by climate change to so many species following a trip to the Hunterian Museum. It’s no secret that the climate emergency places the natural world in a dire situation. A recent study found that it has put one third of all plant and animal life at risk of ...


City of lights set to clean up its act for the stars

9th February 2022

Sports Editor Claire Thomson discusses Paris’s efforts to lay out the red carpet on its idyllic river prior to the Olympics coming to town. River pollution is a major environmental issue throughout large cities across the globe, however Paris has committed to cleaning up its act (or river) ahead of the next Olympic Games. Currently, ...


Magic mushrooms: party plaything or tool for human advancement?

19th December 2021

The impact of funky fungi on people, society and the 7th dimension  The psilocybin mushroom is one of the most fascinating plants known to humanity. Roughly 200 subspecies of this strange mushroom exist, all known to create bizarre hallucinations and altered states of consciousness. Archaeological research shows that humans have taken them for at least ...


How to save the world, one step at a time

12th December 2021

Four simple ways that everyone can and should live in order to stop the destruction of the planet. As thousands of politicians and climate activists gather in Glasgow this month to debate the future of our planet, UofG students may feel a hopeless sense of climate despair. To lift our spirits, The Glasgow Guardian has ...


How can Indigenous knowledge help us fight the climate crisis?

20th November 2021

Writer Rebecca Brimble discusses the importance of Indigenous knowledge in guiding decisions made following COP26. The preservation and use of Inuit Indigenous knowledge (Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit or ‘IQ’) is essential for effective, efficient, and just implementation of the Paris Agreement. Following COP26, it is imperative that world leaders adopt an indigenised approach to climate change law....