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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Food for thought: controversial scientist opens St Andrews Literary Festival

Professor Richard Dawkins, controversial author and evolutionary biologist known for his books The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, visited St Andrews on 16...

Colours in the sand: beach cleans hit St Andrews

Earlier this month, over 3,000 volunteers participated in Surfers Against Sewage’s Autumn Beach Clean at various locations throughout the UK. Over the course of...

Our ratings of the five best high-end headphones

Listen up: those white earbuds you got in the box with your iPhone just aren’t cutting it any more. Headphones are no longer judged...

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...

Nuclear numpties

There have been 32 reported “near misses” of American nuclear devices over American soil. Eric Schlosser, the author of a new (five-week-old) book on...

New fossil discovery turns the evolution of jaws on its head

It would seem strange for us to try and find common ground with a tuna sandwich, but a recent fossil finding suggests that our...

The Saint’s guide to renewable energy

Last month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published their latest report after nearly seven years of scientific research. The report, which is...

Muddied waters on Mars no longer

The scientific, and increasingly popular, obsession with researching heavenly bodies may seem extremely puzzling. Here on Earth, we might seem isolated from the universe,...

Google’s Chromecast: now available

Just over a month after the release of the Chromecast, my technophile flatmate and I were finally able to get our hands on one....

Apple’s new iPhone isn’t so new

Slightly before daybreak on 20 September 2013, hordes of crusading consumers gathered around the world with a common purpose. Valiant in their goal, they...