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Thursday, November 15, 2018

2012: A scientific review

When looking back over the previous year’s events I always find myself amazed by the number of news stories that have been crammed into...

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...

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...

Google Glass: a preview

What at first glance seems to resemble Cyclops’ laser eyepiece is actually Google’s newest product – a wearable device comprised of a thin metal...

Previously unpublished Darwin letters go on display

An extensive and revealing collection of letters written by Charles Darwin has now been made available to the public by Cambridge University. Much of...

Badger cull halted in the UK

Two pilot culls of badgers due to be proceeding in South-East England currently have been postponed until next summer. The culls were intended to...

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,...

H7N9 Bird Flu – China’s shadowy past of health scandals put...

The grim reaper of modern pandemic diseases makes a macabre reappearance, this time in the form of the newly discovered strain of bird flu,...

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...

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...