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Thursday, April 25, 2019

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

The Fossil Fuel Industry: Not as bad as its reputation

The fossil fuel industry has long been the focus of much dislike. The general argument posits that, not only seeking to prolong our dependence...

Understanding the Higgs Boson

The Standard Model of particle physics is a theoretical framework explaining the forces exerted on and the interactions between elementary, subatomic particles. Because of...

Previously unpublished Darwin letters go on display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...

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...