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12 Days of Christmas: 12 drummers neurologically reprogrammed

12 Days of Christmas: 12 drummers neurologically reprogrammed

On the 6th day of Christmas, we discuss how drumming can affect the brain and mental health
12 Days of Christmas: Seven Ducks-a-Swimming

12 Days of Christmas: Seven Ducks-a-Swimming

Why do ducklings swim behind their mothers? Scientists have the answer, and it turns out, it has more to do with surfing than you think…
12 days of Christmas: Three British hens diagnosed with Bird Flu

12 days of Christmas: Three British hens diagnosed with Bird Flu

‘On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three French hens…’ But the British hens aren’t looking too healthy. What is bird flu, how do birds catch it and can it harm us?
12 days of Christmas: Only two turtle doves left

12 days of Christmas: Only two turtle doves left

Here we discuss the 2nd item in ’12 Days of Christmas’, the falling numbers of turtle doves in the UK and conservation efforts underway to reverse this decline
Malaria vaccines: Where are we now?

Malaria vaccines: Where are we now?

Malaria kills 600 000 people per year, but an effective vaccine has remained difficult to find. Hope, however, may be on the horizon
Was there life on Mars?

Was there life on Mars?

New data provides further evidence for liquid water on Mars. Maybe we aren’t alone in the Solar System after all?
Back to the biological services facility at the top of Stopford

Back to the biological services facility at the top of Stopford

Take a look inside the the animal research that goes at the top of the Stopford Building, utilising studies to improve our knowledge of some of the most common and deadly diseases
A film for every course: Interstellar – Physics

A film for every course: Interstellar – Physics

How can you put down your textbook, but still get in your astrophysics revision? Watch Interstellar of course!
The Language of Time

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?
Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

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
Diversity in STEM: Why you should care

Diversity in STEM: Why you should care

Science always answers the question; now it needs to answer why it is full of straight white men
Out of this world advertising

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

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

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

Use these simple tricks to stop your food going mouldy
FOMO: Are you really missing out?

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?
This is Going to Hurt: how should you read this med school bible?

This is Going to Hurt: how should you read this med school bible?

Intrigued to learn more about the life of a junior doctor? Look no further as Adam Kay’s novel is your perfect read!
Rumble in the Jungle

Rumble in the Jungle

Do it like they do on the discovery channel, Jess Ferguson explores animals getting jiggy with it
Unpeeling the truth about skincare

Unpeeling the truth about skincare

Recent beauty trends mean that spotless skin is sought more than ever. But at what cost?

Fraud over failure

The story of Elizabeth Holmes’ fraudulent empire, Theranos
Mooloo: The Scientists Potty Training Cows to Save the World

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.

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