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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Astronaut Duane Carey touches down in St Andrews

On 21 September, St Andrews was lucky enough to play host to former NASA astronaut and all-around inspiring guy Duane Carey. Here to speak...

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?

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...

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...

Citizen Science and BioBlitzes

Deputy Features Editor Tas Vamos explores the role of BioBlitz in shaping citizen based science in St Andrews. The accessibility, importance, and breakthroughs in science are also highlighted.

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...

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....

No Fish, Just Chips

Fish cakes, smoked haddock, battered and fried cod – yes, this is what we British love on our plates. Even non-Brits love the fine...

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...

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...