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Thursday, November 15, 2018

No Alternative Facts: Science in the Era of Fake News

In this article, Deputy Features Editor Tas Vamos explores how our perception of science, objective facts, and universal truths has changed as a result of the constant barrage of fake news.

Does Facebook ‘un-friending’ impact real-life relationships?

Computer Science researchers from the University of Colorado are studying how 'unfriending' Facebook friends impacts our real life relationhips. How do our social norms...

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.

Different artists, same sounds: is our modern music losing originality?

The next time your grandmother complains about how modern music all sounds the same, you should be hard-pressed to argue with her. She is...

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...

Rex – the million dollar man?

From Star Wars' Darth Vader to Dr Who's Cybermen, bionic men and the replication of human processes represent the potentially grim consequences of 'playing...

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...

The future: creating petrol from air?

Call it the ultimate conjuring trick: British engineers have created petrol literally from thin air. Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a company in Stockton-on-Tees, UK,...

National secular society conference – a review

On Saturday 22nd September the National Secular Society held a day conference in London. The title of the conference was “Challenging religious privilege in...

60 years in the wilderness: Sir David Attenborough’s legacy to the...

What David Attenborough loves about natural history, he says, is that it is for everybody: “You can be straightforward and fascinate the 7s and...