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Interview with an astronaut: Don Thomas

Former NASA astronaut Don Thomas has been to space four times. In an interview with Science Editor Andy van den Bent-Kelly, he talks about his experiences, the political scene away from Earth, and what the future holds for the space industry

Photo: Patrick Finnegan @Flickr

Manchester to be carbon neutral by 2050

Manchester City Council has outlined its intentions for the city to be run entirely on green energy within the next 35 years

Photo: University of Salford

Inside the quietest place in Britain

As part of the 2015 Manchester Science Festival, Andy van den Bent-Kelly headed over to the University of Salford’s acoustics labs, best known for housing one of the quietest rooms on the planet—the anechoic chamber

Photo: Red London / The Labour Party

Socialism and Space: Why humanity must look to the stars

Andy van den Bent-Kelly attended an intriguing talk about why any further exploration and potential colonisation of Mars must be performed in a socialist manner

Gender equality

Gender equality award for Faculty of Life Sciences

Faculty acknowledged by Equality Challenge Unit for its attempts to confront gender inequality

The study focused on sheep and why their bodies behave differently throughout the year. Photo: Dave Wild @Flickr

Cause of animals’ internal body clocks discovered

Manchester and Edinburgh researchers identify specialist cells responsible for seasonal adaptations in mammals

One of the project's aims is to make chemical synthesis more eco-friendly. Photo: QIAGEN @Flickr

Manchester part of EU eco-friendly chemicals initiative

A team from the University of Manchester will work with other European institutions to improve biocatalysis methods

The annexe will be constructed on the corner of Brunswick Street and Upper Brook Street. Image: University of Manchester

£12 million Physics extension announced

The Schuster Building becomes the latest structure to benefit from the University’s £1 billion ten-year Campus Masterplan

MRI could have yet another use in medicine. Photo: liz west @Flickr

Medical imaging technique could benefit cancer patients

University of Manchester research has found that MRI scans could prove to be useful in determining whether patients should undergo chemotherapy

The campus will be one of the largest single structures ever built at a UK university. Image: Mecanoo / University of Manchester

University announces new £350m engineering campus

Dutch architects selected to build new engineering department on the main university campus

Photo: Merseyside Skeptics Society Photos @Flickr

Interview: Simon Singh

Andy van den Bent-Kelly chats to the popular science writer about his forthcoming talk, the wonderful world of maths and the role of the modern-day science communicator

The 2009 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Photo: ideum @Flickr

A history of fossil fuel investment at the University of Manchester