Science & Tech



The future of teaching

28th November 2019

Alan Vaz Writer Will technology revolutionise the way we teach? Alan Vaz investigates. Much of daily life nowadays has transitioned into the electronic world, but some industries, like teaching, are still seemingly stuck in the past. We’ve all been in situations where the lecturer doesn’t realise autoplay is on, or where pressing a hyperlink seems ...


“It’s all in your head”: How physical brain changes affect mental health

24th November 2019

Euan Findlay Writer Mental illness has long been subject to misconception. Having experienced struggles with anxiety and depression myself, I am all too aware of the stigmas and misunder  that many others have around the conditions. “It’s all just in your head” is a prime example. However, while this statement is largely insensitive and vastly ...


101 Cockapoos: dog-breeding should fall out of fashion

19th November 2019

Holly Jennings Views Editor Matching your pooch to your Prada certainly isn’t a new trend, but has over-breeding dogs gone too far? Long gone are the days of Paris Hilton appearing on MTV, strutting around her mansion with her designer pooch of the month nestled safely in her highly-sought after handbag. Whilst Paris Hilton’s days ...


Is the university doing enough to fight the climate crisis?

9th November 2019

Elle Mayne Writer Glasgow University was the first university in Europe to divest from all fossil fuels. After over a year of campaigning led by university societies, in 2014 the University of Glasgow began to move £18m from fossil fuel investments to sustainable alternatives. In the last five years, has our university lost momentum in ...


Can individuals prevent the climate crisis?

30th October 2019

  Michelle Osborne Writer Michelle Osborne examines whether we are misplacing the blame by expecting individuals to solve the climate emergency. Daily, we hear about the climate crisis, and daily we hear about how it is our fault. It is drilled into us that we need to make changes in our lives to save the ...


Review: The Vagina Bible by Dr Jen Gunter

30th October 2019

Mairi Macleod Writer Mairi Macleod evaluates Dr Gunter’s “Vagenda”. When I told my boyfriend I was reading a book called The Vagina Bible, he laughed out loud in the pub. That’s the thing about the word “vagina”, isn’t it? It makes people laugh, makes people squirm, makes people cringe. That’s why we, from a young ...


Can psychedelics help people heal?

29th October 2019

Makhib Choudkhuri Writer Makhib Choudkhuri takes us on a deep dive into the science of psychedelic drugs. The use of psychedelics in medical therapy has been headline news recently and this has created a very exciting buzz. Where did the (seemingly sudden) resurgence come from? Are they really something to get excited about, or are ...


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 ...