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Thursday, November 15, 2018

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...

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...

Farewell, the man who taught us to look up

Hayden Goodfellow pays tribute to Sir Patrick Moore, amateur astronomer extraordinaire.

The future: creating petrol from air?

Call it the ultimate conjuring trick: British engineers have created petrol literally from thin air. Air Fuel Synthesis (AFS), a company in Stockton-on-Tees, UK,...

Different artists, same sounds: is our modern music losing originality?

The next time your grandmother complains about how modern music all sounds the same, you should be hard-pressed to argue with her. She is...

Branding’s new frontier: Sound?

The consumer is increasingly devious, and we are all in a permanent battle to avoid direct marketing and advertising; we skip through ads in...

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...