Science & Tech Archive


Sapiens aren’t the only homos
24th February 2022

Sapiens aren’t the only homos

Did you know homosexuality can be found elsewhere in nature? In time for LGBTQ+ history month we talk about the ‘coming out’ stories of some of the world’s favourite animals, and how they could change people’s perceptions of LGBTQ+ people.
Citizen scientists: How amateur scientists are advancing astronomy
23rd February 2022

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.
Are women more likely to die post-surgery under a male surgeon?
16th February 2022

Are women more likely to die post-surgery under a male surgeon?

A terrifying and headline grabbing statistic has drawn plenty of media attention., but is there anything to the claims?
Who’s ‘packing’ in the primates?
4th February 2022

Who’s ‘packing’ in the primates?

The animal column is back with more weird facts: This week we looked into the weird and wonderful range of male anatomy in primates
No more tears: tearless onions now sold in the UK
4th February 2022

No more tears: tearless onions now sold in the UK

Onions are a must-have kitchen staple, but regularly leave cooks in tears. How is science helping to solve the problem?
Pig heart transplant sparks controversy
27th January 2022

Pig heart transplant sparks controversy

The world’s first successful human-pig heart transplant procedure has swung open new doors in medicine, but how ethical was the experiment?
The NHS vs nicotine: Could prescription e-cigarettes be the solution?
17th December 2021

The NHS vs nicotine: Could prescription e-cigarettes be the solution?

With smoking on the rise since lockdown, the government is being forced to intervene
Disease X and the next pandemic
16th December 2021

Disease X and the next pandemic

Concerningly, the next global pandemic could be just around the corner. Here’s why.
Giving birth through your penis?
16th December 2021

Giving birth through your penis?

Can you even fathom giving birth through your penis? We look at how hyenas do this through a pseudo-penis structure
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, you’re damaging our environment!
15th December 2021

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, you’re damaging our environment!

The real impact of real vs. fake Christmas trees on our environment (you won’t wish it was Christmas everyday)

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Not-so-sci-fi: Could science reanimate the dead?
6th December 2021

Not-so-sci-fi: Could science reanimate the dead?

Mary Shelley’s timeless classic has always inspired ideas of bringing back the dead, but with today’s technology are we almost there?
COVID-19 nasal vaccines – the way forward?
3rd December 2021

COVID-19 nasal vaccines – the way forward?

Needle-free alternatives may provide stronger immunity and help us find our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic
Is our craving for comfort food thanks to society or evolution?
2nd December 2021

Is our craving for comfort food thanks to society or evolution?

Constantly ordering Uber Eats? It’s science!
The best apps for plant parents
19th November 2021

The best apps for plant parents

Sometimes our plants need a little bit of extra love, and these apps will help you give it.
Plants can be sexy too
19th November 2021

Plants can be sexy too

We might find plants appealing to look at, but to each other the sex appeal is rampant
Intelligent plants and their senses
19th November 2021

Intelligent plants and their senses

How much do our plants understand about their surroundings? Maybe more than we think.
I can’t be-leaf it: How and why the autumn leaves change colour
19th November 2021

I can’t be-leaf it: How and why the autumn leaves change colour

Every autumn, we know that the leaves will change and fall from trees, but what is the science controlling beautiful phenomenon?
HIV infection from needle attacks: How likely is it?
19th November 2021

HIV infection from needle attacks: How likely is it?

Which rumours can be diffused and which demand more clarity on the supposed links between needle spiking and HIV?
A different kind of long COVID
18th November 2021

A different kind of long COVID

In more pain than normal? Social distancing could be the cause.
Fluoride in the tap water: Government mind control measure or pragmatic public health policy?
17th November 2021

Fluoride in the tap water: Government mind control measure or pragmatic public health policy?

Fluoride in water shouldn’t scare you, and here’s why

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