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Monday, January 21, 2019

Curiosity finds Mars riverbed

On 27 September, NASA announced that the Mars Curiosity rover found evidence of an ancient stream bed near the north rim of the Gale...

Understanding the Higgs Boson

The Standard Model of particle physics is a theoretical framework explaining the forces exerted on and the interactions between elementary, subatomic particles. Because of...

The Driving Force of Data: DataFest2018

In an increasingly globalised world, does data drive society? This month, DataFest2018 in Scotland will explore this and the power of data.

New perspectives on human evolution and bacon butties

A radical new idea on how humans may have come to exist has been proposed by an American geneticist; he believes that humans are...

The fallibility of the eyewitness

Eyewitness testimony has held a powerful place in courts for centuries and even now has an impressive hold over juries and judges, over and...

Extinction: courtesy of Homo sapiens?

While the global investment in conserving the world’s biodiversity is estimated at approximately US$7-10 billion per year, the number of endangered species continues to...

Brexit and Animal Sentience

Following a recent debate in the House of Commons, The Saint delves into the issue of animal sentience. To answer the question do our pets have feelings or we really just anthropomorphising them?

St Andrews in 50

Ever wonder what half a century would do to our precious bubble? Alice Bessonova offers her predictions for St Andrews in fifty years: the good and the bad!

Seagulls of St Andrews

Seagulls are ubiquitous and unpopular in St Andrews, but few people actually know much about them. Isabel Quattlebaum discusses some of the misconceptions about these fascinating birds.

Asteroid cloud to halt global warming

It sounds like a science fiction premise: one day, we might use asteroids like giant space parasols, shuffling them around space to create dust...