Eternal youth explored- new breakthroughs in revolutionising ageing
As botox becomes more of a staple than a pop-star luxury, longevity research is becoming a much invested research area. Here’s how the UK is joining the science of ‘eternal youth’
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?
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
A recent event hosted at Manchester Museum explored why the Variable Harlequin Toad is the most important toad you’ve never heard of.
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?
The mysteries of the infrared universe: What the James Webb Space Telescope has revealed so far
One year into its ten-year mission, the James Webb Space Telescope has begun revealing the secrets of our universe
Mummies, meteorites and mammals: What do Manchester Museum’s collections teach scientists?
Following the reopening of the Manchester Museum, we looked at the science behind the discoveries, from human remains, animal specimens and historical objects.
Forever chemicals: New study begins to unravel exactly how PFAS affect our bodies
A new study has revealed the effect of PFAS, known as “forever chemicals”, on our natural biological processes for the first time.
Clean air, clean mind: The impact of air pollution on our brains
We know that air pollution has negative consequences on human health, but how does it affect our thinking and cognitive abilities?
That’s Science: Manchester student science podcast
In the age of podcasts, University of Manchester students Amelia Doran and Susan O’Flynn have recorded, edited and produced a refreshing take on the nature and history of science.
Sunak Science: Latest cabinet reshuffle
With the creation of a new cabinet position and Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, we take a look at how politics influences scientific advancement and the current issues facing UK researchers.
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…
Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw: Black holes, strikes and academics’ role in the media
We speak to Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw about their new book, university strikes, and why everyone should care about black holes.
World Cancer Day: Patient focused treatment in Manchester
Progressive health care in oncology is essential for effective treatment, but what are Manchester hospitals and Universities doing to close the cancer patient care gap?
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
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