Science & Tech Archive


Hey Siri, why are you a woman?
17th October 2022

Hey Siri, why are you a woman?

As the development of AI technology is rapidly improving, should we be questioning who our voice assistants are narrated by?
How healthcare fails women
13th October 2022

How healthcare fails women

Women have been neglected by the healthcare system for centuries. Surely, it’s time for a change.
Citizen Scientists: How amateur science can shape your life
7th October 2022

Citizen Scientists: How amateur science can shape your life

Dip your toes into the world of amateur science, guided by scientist Falgunee Sarker
The Mancunion’s Favourite Mancunian Scientists
4th October 2022

The Mancunion’s Favourite Mancunian Scientists

Manchester has been home to many renowned scientists throughout history whose research changed the world. Here are a few of our favourites
Here comes the sunbed ban?
5th June 2022

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.
A science story: Wearing glasses
16th May 2022

A science story: Wearing glasses

The prevalence of short-sightedness is increasing as we spend more and more time on our screens, but at least wearing glasses is becoming trendier!
Rumble in the Jungle
6th May 2022

Rumble in the Jungle

Do it like they do on the discovery channel, Jess Ferguson explores animals getting jiggy with it
Is violence an evolutionary trait?
4th May 2022

Is violence an evolutionary trait?

Genetics could help explain patterns of violence in both sexes
Cute and cuddly: Unpacking animal conservation bias
4th May 2022

Cute and cuddly: Unpacking animal conservation bias

All species should be treated equally – so why aren’t they?
Can pharmacogenomics be introduced to the NHS?
4th May 2022

Can pharmacogenomics be introduced to the NHS?

We have the technology to precisely match peoples drugs to their DNA, but should it be introduced to the NHS?

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Is Alzheimer’s disease primarily a women’s health issue?
3rd May 2022

Is Alzheimer’s disease primarily a women’s health issue?

There are 50 million Alzheimer’s disease patients worldwide two-thirds of whom are women, why is this?
Air pollution linked to reduced sperm quality
20th April 2022

Air pollution linked to reduced sperm quality

The climate crisis is the subject of constant debate and analysis – but why aren’t we talking about sperm?
Unpeeling the truth about skincare
4th April 2022

Unpeeling the truth about skincare

Recent beauty trends mean that spotless skin is sought more than ever. But at what cost?
How does smoking effect your pregnancy?
23rd March 2022

How does smoking effect your pregnancy?

If you google the term “smoking”, the first result is an NHS page describing the health risks associated with smoking. This lifestyle choice is renowned for being detrimental to our health, yet 6.9 million adults smoke cigarettes in the UK. In the 1930s and 40s, tobacco companies used doctors in their adverts to promote their […]
Menstruation is cool, period.
23rd March 2022

Menstruation is cool, period.

Menstruation can be a pain but we all know it is a necessary process crafted by Mother Nature to allow us to reproduce. However, whilst we are a unique species, many other animals also menstruate
Unicorns at Chester Zoo!?
23rd March 2022

Unicorns at Chester Zoo!?

The arrival of a new okapi calf at local Chester Zoo is a vital step for the conservation of this endangered species
A science story: My experience on the combined pill
21st March 2022

A science story: My experience on the combined pill

In this new series, our writers share personal encounters and explain the science behind them. This week, we hear from one writer’s experience with the contraceptive pill.
A history lesson in the web’s largest online resource, Wikipedia
16th March 2022

A history lesson in the web’s largest online resource, Wikipedia

A vision for a cyberspace utopia created the world’s most extensive and read-reference information bank, and it’s still standing today
6th March 2022

Fraud over failure

The story of Elizabeth Holmes’ fraudulent empire, Theranos
Disposable vapes – what’s the catch?
5th March 2022

Disposable vapes – what’s the catch?

Disposable vapes make up a fifth of the market, with low prices and bold flavours. What’s the catch?

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