Science & Tech



The ethics of Google’s expansion into health

22nd October 2019

Zavara FarquharWriter Zavara Farquhar takes a look at the privacy and transparency concerns related to Google’s recent acquisition of DeepMind Health, an Artificial Intelligence team. Last month, Google Health took full control of DeepMind Health, a team which has worked with the NHS on an application that processes patient data. DeepMind Health belongs to the ...


In conversation with GU Orbit society

25th September 2019

Jack CorbanDeputy Editor-in-Chief Deputy Editor Jack Corban sits down with the Orbit Society in the first of our new series finding out a bit more about student-led societies on campus. A new society on campus aims to bring students closer to space by providing students with valuable experience in space systems. GU Orbit aims to ...


More needs to be done to support ethnic minority STEM students at Glasgow University

22nd September 2019

Marianna Marcelline Science and Tech Editor The University of Glasgow should do more to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students of ethnic minorities who lack representation on campus and are likely to perform worse in their degrees than their white counterparts. BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) individuals feel underrepresented in many aspects ...


How pulling an all-nighter affects our minds and bodies

17th September 2019

Marianna Marcelline Science and Tech Editor From weight gain to depression, here’s what’s at stake on sleepless nights It’s 2:41 am and I am slouched over my bedroom desk. My eyes are struggling to focus on the bright screen of my laptop in front of me. As I type, I can sense that my attention ...


Should we nationalise social media?

17th September 2019

Madeline Pritchard Science and Tech Editor Social media is everywhere – but can we trust it with our data or our wellbeing? We are each now inextricably connected to the internet. Even if we deleted all of our accounts and communicated exclusively on an old Nokia, there’d still be an imprint left over: a digital ...


Netflix’s The Great Hack – will our data ever be safe?

28th August 2019

Theodore WilcocksWriter Big data has become big news – so much so that a new Netflix original documentary has been released highlighting the problem of data ownership and state-sponsored crimes.  The film, starring former Cambridge Analytica Director Brittany Kaiser and investigative journalist Carole Cadwalladr, largely revolves around the Cambridge Analytica scandal. It explores how j...


UGRacing Ahead

1st April 2019

  Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor Just a short while ago I had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with the University of Glasgow Racing team, found either in their cosy, computer-filled office in the James Watt South, or nestled in their garage, deep in the bowels of the Rankine. Chatting with Oliver, team ...


Finally, a strong, Abel woman

1st April 2019

  Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor Just last month the Abel prize, commonly considered to be the Nobel prize of mathematics, was awarded to the first female prizewinner, Karen Keskulla Uhlenbeck. Now a professor emeritus at the University of Texas, and a visiting associate at the Institute for Advanced Study, Uhlenbeck’s work has had ...


Puff, puff, pass

1st April 2019

  Patrick Hughes Writer   Since the arrival of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market in 2007, proponents of the vaping pen have heralded it as the modern answer to tobacco and an effective measure in reducing preventable disease. Just as quickly, they were dismissed by critics as wanting for evidence verifying its safety, often arguing ...


Breaking the cycle of anger

15th March 2019

Jasmine Urquhart Features Editor Jasmine Urquhart studies her own experience in a toxic romance using the latest in relationship research Anger is an extremely complex thing, and it can be very easy to get wrapped up in your partner’s issues, especially if you’re in love and genuinely want the best for them. But it is ...