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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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...

Science versus Pseudoscience: How do consumers draw the line?

In humanity's perpetual race to improve our health, we are inundated with ‘miracle products’ marketed to help us win. Fad diet pills, magic oils,...

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...

Earth Hour 2011

Saturday, 26th March 2011: The countdown is ticking. Three, two, one, zero…and lights will switch off for one hour. Not only here in St...

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...

Asteroid cloud to halt global warming

It sounds like a science fiction premise: one day, we might use asteroids like giant space parasols, shuffling them around space to create dust...

Eating our way to global warming?

Food is necessary for human survival; this is a truth which is universally acknowledged. However, agricultural food production and land use have recently been...

New fossil discovery turns the evolution of jaws on its head

It would seem strange for us to try and find common ground with a tuna sandwich, but a recent fossil finding suggests that our...

Textual evolution and the influence of technology

Every generation complains about the corruption and “dumbing down” of language by their youth. Particularly in the realm of typed language, the new forms...

Meteors light up our skies

A spectacular meteor shower was recently seen over the UK, stretching from Edinburgh to Norfolk, and even as far north as the Shetland Islands. ...