Worth the weight?
The definition of the kilogram has been updated, but what does this actually mean?
A live dissection experience: VIVIT
Using the world’s only bespoke semi-synthetic cadaver, VIVIT provide an eerily accurate experience of dissection
DNA sequencing: a bias against some
Modern techniques in DNA sequencing are becoming increasingly advanced. Wasim Askar looks at how DNA tests are used by states, companies, and people.
Physics Without Frontiers
Dr Kate Shaw visit the University to talk about Physics Without Frontiers, an international effort to develop research in disenfranchised countries.
Obituary: Professor Paul O’Brien
We honour Professor Paul O’Brien, a professor of Inorganic Materials at the University, for his invaluable contributions to science and society.
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?
Our relationship with antibiotics: cure and concern
Tom Allen looks at antibiotics, and if it is time to reform the way in which we use them
A Scientific Take: is there a place for military funding in scientific research?
Anish Gulati and Jacklin Kwan discuss the effects of military funding in science research, and whether it should have a place in STEM
North-South divide in early deaths linked to poverty
Research at the University of Manchester has linked socioeconomic deprivation to the divide in early deaths between the North and South of England
Misogyny in STEM: the evidence and the future
Jacklin Kwan explores how sexism is perpetuated in STEM and results in disparity in gender representation
Memory loss can be slowed with hearing and visual aids
Research from academics at the University of Manchester has linked the treatment of age-related cognitive decline with aiding vision and hearing
Future on Trial: AI and superbugs
As part of the Manchester Science Festival, a court-room style debate occurred with, the two topics for discussion being artificial intelligence and superbugs
“Save the bees”
The conversation around bee populations has lost its nuance, and Jacklin Kwan seeks to address that
Robogals bridge gap for women in STEM
Ellie Martin chats to Robogals about the importance of helping girls in STEM and why you should get involved in a CV-boosting, exciting project like theirs
Capturing more than just Conservative attention
Dr John Broderick speaks to us about the importance of scientists in policymaking, and advocating for environmental policies at a Conservative conference
Witnessing the first ‘cosmic sonic boom’
Astronomers at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics have detected interstellar gamma ray bursts using indirect methods for the first time.
High death rate of discharged mental patients
A study published by the University reveals the high correlation between an unnatural death rate and being recently discharged from mental patient care
Citizen Can: what you can do for science
What are the best citizen science projects you can do on your computer? Toby James looks at getting involved as an average science enthusiast
From particle physics to techno music
Megan Robinson speaks to Manchester’s own Dr Rob Appleby, a particle physicist at CERN, about getting people engaged in science with all their senses