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Celebrating 70 years of science at CERN

Celebrating 70 years of science at CERN

As the 70th anniversary of CERN approaches, we investigate the origins and history of the organisation whilst asking questions about the future of the laboratory; what’s next? And how can it align its ambition for research with the modern world’s needs for sustainability?  
Does Hailey Bieber’s Rhode phone case signal the death of the handbag?

Does Hailey Bieber’s Rhode phone case signal the death of the handbag?

Hailey Bieber’s latest release, a phone case specially designed to fit a lip product, is just the next step in the ever-shrinking bag trend of recent years. Does this signal the handbag’s ultimate demise?
University Round-up: Spy cameras, holograms, and a vote of no confidence

University Round-up: Spy cameras, holograms, and a vote of no confidence

Is university changing in the modern age? Zoom may be a thing of the past as hologram lectures are introduced and spy cameras are caught inside university buildings: read our university round-up
The Christabel Pankhurst Institute opens

The Christabel Pankhurst Institute opens

The University of Manchester’s newest flagship building welcomes cutting edge healthcare technology research
When mistakes matter: The worst laboratory accidents

When mistakes matter: The worst laboratory accidents

From millions of pounds of damage to city-wide police cordons, these lab disasters put your workplace accidents into perspective
Vikram and Pagryan hit snooze: India’s moon landing

Vikram and Pagryan hit snooze: India’s moon landing

After a successful moon landing, Vikram and Pagryan roamed the moon’s southern hemisphere until scientists put them to bed. We wonder if they will wake
Sunak Science: Latest cabinet reshuffle

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

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…
To infinity and beyond: Looking at what’s next for science in 2023

To infinity and beyond: Looking at what’s next for science in 2023

The Mancunion bring you all the Science and Technology news you may have missed in 2022, and what to look forward to in 2023
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…
M3GAN primer: Horror’s newest nightmare?

M3GAN primer: Horror’s newest nightmare?

Is James Wan’s upcoming horror film M3GAN set to be a blockbuster hit or is it just too weird? We give our thoughts on the trailer
New Manchester exhibition explores relationship between science and music

New Manchester exhibition explores relationship between science and music

Wondering what science has to do with music? Check out the Science and Industry Museum’s new exhibition ‘Turn It Up: The power of music’ to find out.
Hey Siri, why are you a woman?

Hey Siri, why are you a woman?

As the development of AI technology is rapidly improving, should we be questioning who our voice assistants are narrated by?
MANIFF 2022: I am Gen Z

MANIFF 2022: I am Gen Z

MANIFF 2022: Examining a generation raised on social media, this documentary takes a dive into some of the most troubling aspects of Gen Z’s technological addictions.
MANIFF 2022: Proxy Emotion

MANIFF 2022: Proxy Emotion

MANIFF 2022: Korean sci-fi drama fails to offer anything other than a bland and predictable social critique
A history lesson in the web’s largest online resource, Wikipedia

A history lesson in the web’s largest online resource, Wikipedia

A vision for a cyberspace utopia created the world’s most extensive and read-reference information bank, and it’s still standing today
Not-so-sci-fi: Could science reanimate the dead?

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?
Everyday they’re shuffling: Who’s our new science minister?

Everyday they’re shuffling: Who’s our new science minister?

The new appointment, and why you should care about it.
Ingenuity Helicopter takes to Mars skies

Ingenuity Helicopter takes to Mars skies

Mars helicopter takes first flight in a historic achievement for science and makind.
Batteries and bioethics: Is sustainable tech too good to be true?

Batteries and bioethics: Is sustainable tech too good to be true?

Every day, artisanal miners – some as young as seven – toil away for hours in hand-dug mining pits in search of cobalt for your phone battery