Emma Hattersley

Emma Hattersley

Emma Hattersley is a third year physics student at the University of Manchester. Alongside writing about science, she enjoys music, baking and terrible, made-for-tv films.

A student guide to Sheffield

A student guide to Sheffield

Spending the Summer in Manchester? Find out what Sheffield has to offer as part of our student-friendly travel guide
Here comes the sunbed ban?

Here comes the sunbed ban?

Awareness of the effect of indoor suntanning on rates of skin cancer has been growing in recent years. UoM researchers claim it may be time for a nationwide ban.
Mooloo: The Scientists Potty Training Cows to Save the World

Mooloo: The Scientists Potty Training Cows to Save the World

Cattle farming has a huge environmental impact, but seems unlikely to disappear any time soon. Find out how scientists are potty training cows to lesson their impact on climate change.
Citizen scientists: How amateur scientists are advancing astronomy

Citizen scientists: How amateur scientists are advancing astronomy

This new series hears from passionate citizen scientists to discover more about their contributions and why they do what they do. This week: amateur astronomy.
Alternative evenings across Manchester

Alternative evenings across Manchester

Looking for an evening alternative to Manchester’s nightclubs? Here at The Mancunion, we’ve got you covered. From various game nights to cafe bars, there are plenty of ways to spend your evenings.
What does spiking do to your body?

What does spiking do to your body?

Find out the most common drugs used, and their effects
Spiking testing kits: Which ones are available and (how) do they work?

Spiking testing kits: Which ones are available and (how) do they work?

As cases of spiking rise, sales of testing kits have soared. Find out the main styles of tests, and whether or not their worth it
Justice at last for Henrietta Lacks?

Justice at last for Henrietta Lacks?

A new lawsuit from the family of Henrietta Lacks represents a new chapter in her tale of race, money and consent.
New COVID Antiviral pill inspires hope

New COVID Antiviral pill inspires hope

A new antiviral pill has been found to reduce rates of hospitalisation in COVID-19 patients.
Everyday they’re shuffling: Who’s our new science minister?

Everyday they’re shuffling: Who’s our new science minister?

The new appointment, and why you should care about it.
Manchester’s top five science spots

Manchester’s top five science spots

Looking for science-themed places to explore? Emma Hattersley gives her recommendations for a scientific tour of Manchester.
Could Malaria Become a Problem of the Past?

Could Malaria Become a Problem of the Past?

The R21/Matrix-M vaccine has been found to have aa 77% efficacy rate, and could save millions of lives
Muon g-2 experiment: May the (new) force be with you

Muon g-2 experiment: May the (new) force be with you

Emma Hattersley investigates the exciting research that suggests to a new fundamental force.
Zzzoom Fatigue: Why is online life so draining?

Zzzoom Fatigue: Why is online life so draining?

Emma Hattersley reviews the psychological explanations for our video-software related exhaustion
Hello, is it Earth you’re looking for?

Hello, is it Earth you’re looking for?

Is anyone out there? Emma Hattersley discusses the messages we’ve sent into space that may never be heard.
How Lava Lamps are Protecting Your Online Data

How Lava Lamps are Protecting Your Online Data

Emma Hattersley investigates how lava lamps may be protecting your internet data
Combatting conspiracy: The Grimes equation

Combatting conspiracy: The Grimes equation

Emma Hattersley presents the equation that aims to stop conspiracy-theorists in their tracks
How Jodrell Bank scooped the space race

How Jodrell Bank scooped the space race

Find out how the Jodrell Bank Observatory teamed up with the Daily Express to steal the first photos of the lunar surface
Five fun science experiments to try in lockdown

Five fun science experiments to try in lockdown

Emma Hattersley suggests some science experiments to keep you busy over lockdown
We’d be lost without her: Gladys West, GPS pioneer

We’d be lost without her: Gladys West, GPS pioneer

Emma Hattersley takes a short look at the incredible life of Gladys West, whose work made GPS possible

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