Lauren Holland

Lauren Holland


Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

With (another) new prime minister in power, we investigate his record on science and how that might impact the UK’s scientific community
Chemistry of KA-BOOM!

Chemistry of KA-BOOM!

Heading to a fireworks display this year? Find out about the chemistry that makes it all possible.
Underground Soundtrack of 2021

Underground Soundtrack of 2021

Blake Crompton rounds up albums which often that go under the radar for best releases of 2021
Earth Day 2021: World leaders on climate change

Earth Day 2021: World leaders on climate change

As the climate crisis heats up, Blake Crompton considers why this year’s Earth Day was so imporant.
Magnesium: A new frontier for industrial materials

Magnesium: A new frontier for industrial materials

Scientists are on the cusp of harnessing more environmentally-friendly magnesium alloys.
Not So Sci-Fi: Warp Speed Ahead?

Not So Sci-Fi: Warp Speed Ahead?

‘Punch it Chewie’ – Blake Crompton investigates ‘warp drives’, in the first of a series where we discover the science behind science fiction
In the Paperwork: The Future of UK Science Legislation

In the Paperwork: The Future of UK Science Legislation

The pandemic has somewhat overshadowed Brexit in recent months. Blake Crompton explores the often unreported details of resulting scientific policy.
ALL CAPS: The Legacy of MF DOOM, Rap’s Greatest Supervillain

ALL CAPS: The Legacy of MF DOOM, Rap’s Greatest Supervillain

A brief look into the wisdom of MF DOOM, and why you should be listening to him right this second.
The Revolution of Sustainable Plastics

The Revolution of Sustainable Plastics

Blake Crompton explores the potential for bioplastics in a world plagued by the waste we’ve created.
Protein folding: AI’s new frontier

Protein folding: AI’s new frontier

Blake Crompton describes how artificial intelligence is helping us unpack the decades old protein-folding problem
Beans on Toast: 2 for 1 on albums for your heart and soul this year

Beans on Toast: 2 for 1 on albums for your heart and soul this year

Blake Crompton covers the upcoming albums from folk artist Beans on Toast and the plethora of talent held within, comparing the new records to his previous works
Lockdown Vol 2: Albums to help you through a pandemic

Lockdown Vol 2: Albums to help you through a pandemic

The Mancunion music section suggests albums to help you get through lockdown 2.0
Tenet and time: The facts behind science fiction

Tenet and time: The facts behind science fiction

Confused by Christopher Nolan’s Tenet? Blake Crompton explores the scientific theories behind this mind twisting action thriller.
How does pulling an ‘all-nighter’ affect you?

How does pulling an ‘all-nighter’ affect you?

Pulling an ‘all-nighter’ is a uni right of passage; let’s take a look at the physical affects it has!
Grappling with graphene: A look into the first 2D material

Grappling with graphene: A look into the first 2D material

Blake Crompton investigates the history of graphene, one of the crowing achievements of Manchester’s physics department
Research galore: The big projects in UoM chemistry

Research galore: The big projects in UoM chemistry

Find out about the exciting new research going on in our Chemistry department and how it’s impacting the field worldwide
Coping with anxiety: Quenching worries with science

Coping with anxiety: Quenching worries with science

Anxiety is a common problem amongst students. Blake Compton discusses how science can help you deal with it
A big pink ball, a giant step forward: IDLES Ultra Mono

A big pink ball, a giant step forward: IDLES Ultra Mono

“Like Kathleen Hanna with bear claws grabbing Trump by the p*ssy” – an insight into the latest release from British rock band IDLES
The chemistry of the Curry Mile

The chemistry of the Curry Mile

The molecular chemistry of the Curry Mile: spice as an integral part of Manchester student life
Live Review: OHHMS at Satan’s Hollow

Live Review: OHHMS at Satan’s Hollow

OHHMS played a spectacular return gig at Satan’s Hollow

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