Science & Tech



Political memes are here to stay

13th March 2019

Douglas Wyllie Writer Douglas Wyllie examines how internet memes have changed the way we engage with politics Memes are everywhere. You can’t scroll through your Facebook feed without seeing at least one. Ten years ago memes were a niche part of the internet but now, with the explosion of social media, memes have become a ...


Does Marie Kondo have a point?

12th March 2019

Jen Bowey Deputy Editor Jen Bowey looks into the psychology supporting minimalist lifestyles Following her 2011 book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo now has a show on Netflix called Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. The recent launch of the show on Netflix has sparked a revival of the conversation about minimalist ...


Managing mental illness on the go

12th February 2019

Laurie Clarke Editor Laurie Clarke looks into the potential of “lifestyle apps” to support mental health in the modern day It’s January, the weather’s shit, and most normal people are miserably returning to routine. Of course, there are always outliers, and for every hundred or so people snoozing their alarms there’s bound to be one ...


What’s right with games?

9th February 2019

    Isabella Eastwood Writer   Our latest instalment on video games and mental health looks into the importance of community In our last article, we touched upon the various reasons as to why video games are often vilified in the press, however, Dr Jo Twist OBE, CEO of Ukie – UK interactive entertainment – ...


The future of medicine is tailored to you

7th February 2019

Hannah Patterson Advertising & Events Manager Medical student Hannah Patterson takes a look at advancements in modern medicine The NHS describes personalised medicine as “a move away from the one size fits all” style of medicine – the idea that if you present to your doctor with a set of symptoms, you will be given ...


Article 13, a potential internet disaster

6th February 2019

Ree Rolph Writer EU legislation threatens to create major unintended problems for the everyday internet user If you’ve been on YouTube recently, you’ve likely been presented with a pop-up message decrying Article 13, a proposed EU directive that Google claims will force them to block millions of videos, and prevent EU users from uploading new ...


Brexit launches new uncertainty into UK space program

4th February 2019

    Patrick Hughes Writer Government admits UK space program contracts without legal basis after Brexit The UK space sector has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Having trebled in size over the past two decades, generating a £14.2bn turnover in 2018, the UK officially aims to corner 10% of the global market ...


Not so elementary, Dr Watson

17th January 2019

  Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor   Why do clever people say dumb things? How is it that incredibly well-known, well-respected minds that have forged today’s world through scientific rigor and raw intellectual power, can end up thinking that because you’re black, you’re less intelligent? Surely a renowned geneticist, a Nobel laureate at that, ...


Zahin Razeen and his thirst for change

17th December 2018

  Zahin Razeen Writer This future world changer explains the tech behind his vision Since starting working with Footsteps, a social enterprise in Bangladesh, at the age of 16, I’ve heavily advocated many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, including number six – clean water and sanitation. Project Trishna – a venture of Footsteps which ...


Illegal? No, not in China

15th December 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor If this experiment actually works, if the twins have no complications, gene-editing could be widely used sooner than we previously though The recent news from China of a genetically altered pair of twins is frightening. He Jiankui, from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China, genetically altered ...