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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

New fossils shed light on whale evolutionary past

Scientists carrying out projects in California’s Laguna Canyon have identified several new species of early toothed baleen whales. Amongst the scientists were palaeontologist, Meredith...

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...

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...

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...

Halley VI: forage into the Antarctic

Halley VI research station is the British Antarctic survey’s new research station and is the UKs sixth Antarctic base since 1957. Halley Bay is...

Niall McCann: Explorer. Adventurer. Biologist.

Caitlin Hamilton interviews Niall McCann: biologist, explorer, TV presenter and conservationist extraordinaire.

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 Drunken Monkey: Why we love to drink

There is no doubt that humans have a complicated and persisting relationship with alcohol. Scientific forays into why we love the substance are certainly...

Clean energy for the United Arab Emirates

Is it possible for a major oil producing country to also be one of the largest and major 'green energy markets'? Abu Dhabi a world...

It’s skin deep

Laura Ritchie is 53-year-old diabetic mother of two from Aberdeen. In 2010 low blood sugar caused her to lose consciousness in the bath and...