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Science in the news: Asteroids samples, brain maps, and artificial DNA
27th October 2023

Science in the news: Asteroids samples, brain maps, and artificial DNA

Here are the latest big science stories you need to know about
Let’s talk about REx baby: NASA’s first asteroid sample returns to Earth
25th October 2023

Let’s talk about REx baby: NASA’s first asteroid sample returns to Earth

Asteroid Bennu may give us clues into how carbon-based life began
Booze without the hangover: The science behind a low-alcohol pint
20th October 2023

Booze without the hangover: The science behind a low-alcohol pint

Forget just Dry January. As more students move away from drinking, low-alcohol alternatives are being poured into the glass, but how are they made?
Artificial intelligence to artificial imposter
19th October 2023

Artificial intelligence to artificial imposter

As artificial intelligence evolves, a new generation of more sophisticated, and more believable scams are emerging
When mistakes matter: The worst laboratory accidents
16th October 2023

When mistakes matter: The worst laboratory accidents

From millions of pounds of damage to city-wide police cordons, these lab disasters put your workplace accidents into perspective
Celebrate Biology Week in Manchester
14th October 2023

Celebrate Biology Week in Manchester

Biology week starts on the 16th October. Explore some of the ways to get involved in Manchester and from the comfort of your home
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023: the amateur astronomers exploring the universe
12th October 2023

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023: the amateur astronomers exploring the universe

Explore the cosmos with our favourite images from the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023
Vikram and Pagryan hit snooze: India’s moon landing
11th October 2023

Vikram and Pagryan hit snooze: India’s moon landing

After a successful moon landing, Vikram and Pagryan roamed the moon’s southern hemisphere until scientists put them to bed. We wonder if they will wake
Cosmological questions: Why antimatter matters
10th October 2023

Cosmological questions: Why antimatter matters

Scientists have shown that antimatter also falls under gravity, holding up Einstein’s general theory of relativity against evolving scientific ideas
Long COVID: Can improved sleep cure breathlessness?
11th May 2023

Long COVID: Can improved sleep cure breathlessness?

A joint study led by The University of Manchester and Leicester has linked disturbed sleep to breathlessness in long COVID patients and proposes possible treatment solutions.

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The power of stars: Manchester and its energy revolution
10th May 2023

The power of stars: Manchester and its energy revolution

Manchester has long been making waves in the nuclear energy industry – find out how the scientific namesakes of university buildings set in motion a movement towards green energy.
First private Moon landing attempt fails
8th May 2023

First private Moon landing attempt fails

ispace’s new spacecraft made it within touching distance of the lunar surface, but a last-minute malfunction dashed their hopes of a successful moon landing
AI: Friend or foe?
28th April 2023

AI: Friend or foe?

What is the potential impact of artificial intelligence on the job market, and should students be worried about their future job prospects in light of AI advancements?
Hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer: Weighing up the risks
26th April 2023

Hormonal contraceptives and breast cancer: Weighing up the risks

A new study found that hormonal contraceptives are linked with a small increase in the risk of breast cancer, but should you stop taking the pill?
Equity for women in Science: An interview with Dr Cassidy Sugimoto
26th April 2023

Equity for women in Science: An interview with Dr Cassidy Sugimoto

In their new book, Dr Cassidy Sugimoto and Dr Vincent Larivière highlight the challenges facing women in science and how they can be addressed.
Women on Wikipedia: Is your favourite encyclopaedia gender biased?
24th April 2023

Women on Wikipedia: Is your favourite encyclopaedia gender biased?

Dr Jessica Wade works behind the scenes on Wikipedia to try to amplify scientific achievements which go unheard of against the big names in science.
Variable Harlequin Toads: Conservation at Manchester Museum
20th April 2023

Variable Harlequin Toads: Conservation at Manchester Museum

A recent event hosted at Manchester Museum explored why the Variable Harlequin Toad is the most important toad you’ve never heard of.
Mouldy Manny: How bad for you is a mouldy house?
17th April 2023

Mouldy Manny: How bad for you is a mouldy house?

We take a look at some of the myths surrounding household mould, and why you should probably text your landlord again about that damp patch…
The virtual therapist: Could online CBT revolutionise mental health care?
14th April 2023

The virtual therapist: Could online CBT revolutionise mental health care?

With 25% of mental health patients waiting more than 12 weeks on the NHS for psychological treatments, could iCBT provide treatment for sufferers of depression and anxiety?
Does ChatGPT live up to the hype?
27th March 2023

Does ChatGPT live up to the hype?

ChatGPT has made its way into the technological conversation quite forcefully over the past 5 months, with millions of people using it daily. Is the AI smart or silly?