Science & Tech



The ecology of Australia’s bushfires: building from the bottom-up

30th January 2020

Elle Lindsay Writer Elle Lindsay looks at the lasting impacts of the bushfires in New South Wales. In the midst of our winter, we have never been more aware of Australia’s summer. Since September 2019, the bushfires have dominated the global news. A fire can cause complete destruction: we have seen it devastate both man-made ...


The science of Star Wars

19th December 2019

Charles Pring Writer Whatever you may think of them, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a Star Wars film. And, if you’re anything like me, you may well have attempted to levitate the TV remote into your hand afterwards. But even if I can’t use the force, could anyone? And will I ever be the ...


Are we teaching AI to be prejudiced?

16th December 2019

Jack Mitchell Writer Jack Mitchell discusses the ways in which our societal bias is inherited by artificial intelligence. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming ubiquitous. Social media platforms use AI to quickly dissect your personality, likes and interests, and to decide what you see on your discover feed. Archaeologists use AI to examine aerial footage to ...


Elon Musk’s Starship getting ready for launch on its manned mission in 2020

9th December 2019

Mayank Maurya Writer Standing in front of a gleaming stainless-steel Starship prototype, Elon Musk announced to the world: “Space travel is going to be like air travel”. Standing in front of a gleaming stainless-steel Starship prototype, Elon Musk announced to the world: “Space travel is going to be like air travel”.  That was in September. ...


Is lab-grown meat the future?

1st December 2019

Tara Gandhi Editor-in-Chief With the world growing more environmentally aware, more and more people are reducing their meat intake, conscious of the impact that animal farming is having on the planet. But what if you could enjoy a Big Mac that was grown in a lab? Can cruelty-free meat really exist? In 2013, the first ...


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 ...