Citizen scientists: How a high school student broke new biological ground
When Indeever Madireddy’s pet goldfish died, he could have flushed him down the toilet. Instead, he carried out a piece of research that broke new scientific ground…
The Darkness Manifesto Review: Johan Eklöf’s illuminating new book sheds light on the night but warns us against doing the same
See the world through a new lens as Johan Eklöf’s ‘The Darkness Manifesto’ poetically exposes the dark undertones of nature, politics and pollution for better or for worse.
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?
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.
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?
Why plants are the future: UoM hosts first TEDextra talk of the year
Edward O’Shea hosts a TEDextra talk at The University of Manchester discussing how genetically manipulated plants may be the answer to tackling climate change
Homosexuality and science: the good, the bad, and the ugly
In the wake of LGBT history month, we take a look at how scientific understanding of homosexuality shaped our cultural and political attitudes.
Chinese New Year special: science and the pig
Chinese New Year is right around the corner, and contributor Ella Gerry takes the opportunity to explore the significance of the pig in science research.
Lie detectors: an efficient technology or just pseudoscience?
The EU has announced plans to implement lie detectors at its busiest borders, but is the science behind lie detection really infallible?