Science & Tech



When is it right to smash your child’s iPad?

22nd October 2018

Lewis Paterson Online Editor A balanced look at anti-tech parenting When the TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp announced that she had “smashed” her kids’ iPads after they broke screen time rules, it was the peak of a summer of stories that had seen children and teenagers’ uses of tech scrutinised beyond comparison. Headlines included the story ...


What’s really wrong with MyGlasgow

20th October 2018

David Friday Writer The Glasgow Guardian goes behind the scenes at MyGlasgow MyGlasgow is a platform that we all know and use, which of late has been at the forefront of student concern after a sudden, and somewhat worrying crash during enrolment. We at The Glasgow Guardian had questions: what is the point of MyGlasgow? ...


Glasgow man found on the moon

18th October 2018

  Patrick Hughes Writer How a UofG graduate ended up pretending to live lunar The mission takes place in the Lunares habitat, a makeshift base in PILA, Poland designed to simulate the exact conditions of a manned lunar colony, complete with volcanic rock and dust. The LEARN (Lunar Exploration Activities and Remote Navigation) mission is ...


Clutching at straws?

29th September 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor A few simple choices you can make to try to avoid the (potentially inevitable) Hothouse Earth So you’ve said no to the straws in your Starbucks iced latte, but maybe you picked up one of their fancy new lids that, according to The Guardian, happen to contain more plastic ...


Herd immunity and why it matters

27th September 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor Science & Tech Editor Jamie Quinn on the danger of the growing scepticism of vaccines We’ve all encountered someone in our lives that’s been royally freaked out by vaccinations. Be it a friend who just can’t stand needles or a hardcore anti-vaxxer, a certain fear of vaccinations exists in ...


What Won’t Help Your Hangover

27th September 2018

Katie Heeps Writer Dried bull penis anyone? With Freshers’ Week dawning and first year round the corner and heavy drinking looming on the horizon, The Glasgow Guardian has your back with a quick rundown of what might, and what definitely won’t, help your hangover. In the course of my research I’ve come across all sorts ...


Not all beakers and binary code

17th September 2018

  Laurie Clarke Editor-in-Chief From student television to sustainable technologies, here’s the many ways you can get involved in the tech scene on campus Our Science & Technology section may be brand new this year, but the tech scene on campus certainly isn’t. Whether you’re new to Glasgow yourself, or just looking to get involved ...