Science & Tech



How to wipe out humanity

9th February 2021

Covid-19 may not kill us all, but we’re not completely safe. Over the last 13 months, the world has become engrossed in the tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as we enter 2021, we are in the third year during which this virus has shaped and shifted the very foundations of our society. As I ...


Beeting the bees

3rd February 2021

A pesticide to help sugar beet grow has been approved, but it may harm the bee population. The green light has been given by the UK government for the emergency use of pesticides, which are known for being poisonous and harmful to bees, to help grow sugar beet in the upcoming spring months. In 2018, ...


Neuroscience students launch Psychedelic Society

2nd February 2021

The society hopes to promote positive research into psychedelic drugs. Illegal hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD, magic mushrooms and DMT have become increasingly researched amongst the scientific community in the past decade. Government grants have been issued in the UK to study such compounds, in hope to ease the mental health burden in the UK. ...


The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

1st February 2021

While 2020 was a bad year for humanity, it was a fantastic year for astronomy. While the Earth’s most recent orbit around the sun has been dominated by the many challenges humanity has faced, we were nevertheless given plenty of opportunities to gaze up to the sky and be awestruck. 2020 was a great year ...


The race for the base

28th December 2020

Can moon water pave the way to Mars? NASA has discovered water on the sunlit surface of the Moon for the first time. The breakthrough discovery paves the way for a sustainable lunar base.   Given that we first contacted the Moon over five decades ago you may wonder: why hadn’t we found water sooner? Since ...


Mysterious African elephant deaths solved

24th December 2020

After mysterious deaths in Botswana and Zimbabwe, elephant lovers will be happy to know that the cause has been found. There have been recent reports about the mysterious deaths of over 300 elephants across Botswana and Zimbabwe. Both countries are home to approximately half of Africa’s elephant population (roughly 400,000). The deaths have perplexed experts ...


Santa’s destroying the environment

24th December 2020

It looks like Santa is giving us climate change for Christmas this year. The idea of flying around the world in one night sounds so fun, right? Imagine this: you’re on a magical sleigh, being pulled by a group of reindeer that worship you, and you’re bringing joy and happiness to millions, with the bonus ...


The science behind… a festive meal

23rd December 2020

In the first installment of a series, Sofia Della Sala explains the science behind cooking a turkey. Christmas: the time to gorge yourself on foods that you never eat at any other time of year, to lock chocolates away behind tiny numbered doors and wear hats made out of paper. It’s magical. Call me corny ...


Time to call Father Christmas!

21st December 2020

With the madness of Covid and 2020, Santa’s grotto is going online. 2020 has seen many dreams smashed into tiny pieces, but many companies throughout the UK are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that children still have the chance to believe in the magic of Christmas. This year, Santa is taking to Zoom, ...


The immunity issue with coronavirus

20th December 2020

With all this talk about vaccines, Sofia Della Sala discusses immunity in people who have already had Covid-19. There has been a lot of talk lately about our immunity towards Covid-19 and the antibodies associated with it. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the topic, let’s quickly define what antibodies are and why we ...