Science & Tech



Echo, echo, echo

13th November 2018

  Makhib Choudkhuri Writer In music and sound, an echo chamber is an enclosed space that produces reverberations of sound, with a single noise echoing until it’s fully absorbed by the chamber. In social media it has a similar meaning: a confined space within which your thoughts and opinions are echoed by a similar group ...


PC gone mad

12th November 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor How the world’s most popular programming language went politically correct   With just one line, “I’m closing this now,” Guido van Rossum, creator of the programming language Python, strolled out of retirement on 11 September to end a heated argument about the use of the terms “master” and “slave” ...


Missing the target?

25th October 2018

  Isabella Eastwood Writer By blaming violence on video games, the media misses its mark In December 1980, Mark David Chapman fatally shot John Lennon four times in the back. In February 1993, ten-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables kidnapped, tortured and killed two-year-old James Bulger, and in April 1999, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold ...


When is it right to smash your child’s iPad?

22nd October 2018

Lewis Paterson Online Editor A balanced look at anti-tech parenting When the TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp announced that she had “smashed” her kids’ iPads after they broke screen time rules, it was the peak of a summer of stories that had seen children and teenagers’ uses of tech scrutinised beyond comparison. Headlines included the story ...


What’s really wrong with MyGlasgow

20th October 2018

David Friday Writer The Glasgow Guardian goes behind the scenes at MyGlasgow MyGlasgow is a platform that we all know and use, which of late has been at the forefront of student concern after a sudden, and somewhat worrying crash during enrolment. We at The Glasgow Guardian had questions: what is the point of MyGlasgow? ...


Glasgow man found on the moon

18th October 2018

  Patrick Hughes Writer How a UofG graduate ended up pretending to live lunar The mission takes place in the Lunares habitat, a makeshift base in PILA, Poland designed to simulate the exact conditions of a manned lunar colony, complete with volcanic rock and dust. The LEARN (Lunar Exploration Activities and Remote Navigation) mission is ...


Clutching at straws?

29th September 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor A few simple choices you can make to try to avoid the (potentially inevitable) Hothouse Earth So you’ve said no to the straws in your Starbucks iced latte, but maybe you picked up one of their fancy new lids that, according to The Guardian, happen to contain more plastic ...


Herd immunity and why it matters

27th September 2018

Jamie Quinn Science & Tech Editor Science & Tech Editor Jamie Quinn on the danger of the growing scepticism of vaccines We’ve all encountered someone in our lives that’s been royally freaked out by vaccinations. Be it a friend who just can’t stand needles or a hardcore anti-vaxxer, a certain fear of vaccinations exists in ...


What Won’t Help Your Hangover

27th September 2018

Katie Heeps Writer Dried bull penis anyone? With Freshers’ Week dawning and first year round the corner and heavy drinking looming on the horizon, The Glasgow Guardian has your back with a quick rundown of what might, and what definitely won’t, help your hangover. In the course of my research I’ve come across all sorts ...


Not all beakers and binary code

17th September 2018

  Laurie Clarke Editor-in-Chief From student television to sustainable technologies, here’s the many ways you can get involved in the tech scene on campus Our Science & Technology section may be brand new this year, but the tech scene on campus certainly isn’t. Whether you’re new to Glasgow yourself, or just looking to get involved ...