Science & Tech Archive


Winter making you sad? It might be S.A.D.
15th December 2022

Winter making you sad? It might be S.A.D.

Feeling abnormally sad in the winter? You’re not being dramatic, you could have seasonal affective disorder!
Healthcare scientists: The unsung heroes of the NHS
5th December 2022

Healthcare scientists: The unsung heroes of the NHS

The NHS is a force at work. Doctors and nurses are well known for their outstanding care, but there are more heroes behind the scenes…
“Fasting and Wegovy”: Elon Musk uses new weight loss drug
25th November 2022

“Fasting and Wegovy”: Elon Musk uses new weight loss drug

With celebrities pressured to have an unrealistic physical aesthetic, is it surprising that having personal trainers, nutritionists, and dieticians to lose weight simply isn’t enough?
The Language of Time
23rd November 2022

The Language of Time

The language you speak directly impacts your understanding of time. Could the western-dominated scientific community be losing out on important interpretations of the universe?
Can we dance ourselves happier and healthier?
21st November 2022

Can we dance ourselves happier and healthier?

It’s time to embrace dad dancing! Research reveals the power of dance to improve our mental health and well-being.
Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?
17th November 2022

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
Survival of the fittest: May the best human win, or not…
15th November 2022

Survival of the fittest: May the best human win, or not…

Our bodies are complex and have many different mechanisms that allowed our ancestors to survive the Black Death – but are these mechanisms now secretly sabotaging us?
Out of this world advertising
13th November 2022

Out of this world advertising

In order to make their advert stand out, companies may begin to aim up at the sky rather than down at your phones
Homesickness: Illness or evolutionary advantage?
11th November 2022

Homesickness: Illness or evolutionary advantage?

Homesickness can slap us in the face at university… but maybe we should embrace missing home? 
Smelling Parkinson’s: How one woman’s sense of smell could save lives
10th November 2022

Smelling Parkinson’s: How one woman’s sense of smell could save lives

The difficulty of diagnosing Parkinson’s is a major barrier which leaves many patients suffering for years without treatment. However, an unexpected discovery is helping to overcome this issue

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Chemistry of KA-BOOM!
5th November 2022

Chemistry of KA-BOOM!

Heading to a fireworks display this year? Find out about the chemistry that makes it all possible.
Stealing Our Thunder: Does Biology Deserve its Own Nobel Prize?
4th November 2022

Stealing Our Thunder: Does Biology Deserve its Own Nobel Prize?

Biologist Svante Pääbo won a 2022 Nobel Prize for his sequencing of the neanderthal genome – so why did is the category Physiology or Medicine?
I joined a clinical trial, here’s what you should know
3rd November 2022

I joined a clinical trial, here’s what you should know

Jess Ferguson shares her experiences of participating in a clinical trial for the drug psilocybin
New blood test could revolutionise cancer treatment
2nd November 2022

New blood test could revolutionise cancer treatment

Catching cancer in its early stages can transform patient outcomes – this new test claims to make it easier than ever
Ig Nobel prizes 2022: Noble or ignorable?
31st October 2022

Ig Nobel prizes 2022: Noble or ignorable?

Can ice-cream help with healthcare? Do sparks really fly when you’re on a good date? The Ig Nobels are back to answer life’s big questions
Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns
28th October 2022

Drawing on disgust: the use of fear and shame in public health campaigns

Public health campaigns are increasingly being used by the NHS to combat public health problems. But are fear tactics really a good way to change our behaviour?
Don’t mope about mould: How to avoid mouldy food
27th October 2022

Don’t mope about mould: How to avoid mouldy food

Use these simple tricks to stop your food going mouldy
From the lab to your ears: The best science podcasts for you
25th October 2022

From the lab to your ears: The best science podcasts for you

From how galaxies form to why we procrastinate, there’s a science podcast to satisfy every curiosity
FOMO: Are you really missing out?
21st October 2022

FOMO: Are you really missing out?

FOMO is something we all experience but what really underlies this decisional anxiety, and how can we overcome it?
New Manchester exhibition explores relationship between science and music
21st October 2022

New Manchester exhibition explores relationship between science and music

Wondering what science has to do with music? Check out the Science and Industry Museum’s new exhibition ‘Turn It Up: The power of music’ to find out.

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