Science & Tech



Water on Mars: the red planet’s hidden secrets

22nd October 2020

Nasa has discovered water on Mars, but does this mean there is life on the red planet? After everything 2020 has thrown at us, would it be entirely implausible to expect an alien invasion before the year is through? Economies grinding to a halt, a global pandemic, and unprecedented global restrictions all would have been ...


The internet… underwater?

22nd October 2020

Many are unaware of the environmental issues data centres create but placing them underwater may just be the solution. Water-cooled computers are nothing new to your friendly neighbourhood techy, but Microsoft has gone one step further with their Project Natick which entered its final phase this July. Two years ago, Microsoft sank a 40-foot-long cylinder ...


Makeup recycling for all

17th October 2020

Recycling stations are coming to a local supermarket near you. The UK beauty industry is worth a staggering £17bn, offering everything from foundation to snail slime face cleanser (oh yes, it exists). The industry includes high-street makeup brands that everyone raves about, and high-end designer brands selling night cream that’s worth a month’s wages. It ...


Mr. Red Sky, please tell us why

16th October 2020

Rebecca Scott shares the story behind the nightmarish red skies that should keep us awake at night. Social media has recently been inundated with pictures of San Francisco under a nightmarish red sky. These sensational images come as a result of extensive wildfires burning across the west coast of the US, with fires having thus ...


The race to the cure

14th October 2020

As the world races to find a vaccine for Covid-19, we must remember the safety precautions necessary for new medications. Many races have been held over time in the world, from the competitions held during the ancient Olympic Games in Greece, to the race to the moon. Who knew there would be a race in ...


The signs of life on Venus

13th October 2020

The presence of phosphine on Venus suggests possible life. Does this prove that there is life on Venus? Perhaps after the catastrophic year we’ve all had, the prospect of moving to an entirely different planet sounds quite promising. Like so many others, I was intrigued when I heard the news about possible alien life on ...


Another bump in the road

12th October 2020

With fresh government restrictions being regularly re-introduced, it’s crucial that we adopt measures where possible that help us convene safely and allow society to retain a sense of normality On 4 October 2020, elite athletes took part in the annual London Marathon after it was originally scheduled to be held on 26 April. The 40th ...


Flying into the future

5th October 2020

With exciting developments, it’s worth considering the fantastical flying machines that we may start to use in the future. “According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way that a bee should be able to fly”, claims The Bee Movie. Bees do not break any laws of aviation in reality, but the quote ...


Drone deliveries are the future

29th September 2020

Ditching the delivery vans, Tesco are now trialling a 30-minute delivery service via drones in Ireland. Since moving back to Glasgow, I have experienced drones whizzing past my window. It was initially a shock. I spent the rest of the day wondering why someone would possibly want to test their drones down the busy streets ...


Cracking down on food waste in China

29th September 2020

China is facing a food security crisis, and apparently mukbangs are the problem. Food security concerns triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and flooding have consumed the Chinese government, leading to the formation of the “Clean Plate” campaign. The campaign directly impacts the general population and, to change eating habits, various initiatives including urging restaurants to ...