Science & Tech



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 ...


GU Tech Society brings Google to campus

14th December 2018

  Makhib Choudkhuri Writer The Google Developer Festival held by the Glasgow University Tech Society on the November 18 was a fantastic insight into a mixture of a variety of technologies. Over the course of the day multiple speakers from Google, along with freelancers and technology experts, came to talk about the latest progress in ...


Turning up the heat on renewables targets

29th November 2018

Lewis Harvey Writer Right now there are huge amounts of waste heat pouring out of various industries which could be used to heat homes. The hot topic in the energy sector right now is renewable energy and with companies like Scottish Power going 100% wind powered, hitting our renewable energy targets will be a breeze, ...