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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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,...

New perspectives on human evolution and bacon butties

A radical new idea on how humans may have come to exist has been proposed by an American geneticist; he believes that humans are...

Google Glass: on privacy and public accountability

Beta testers of Google’s Glass technology have been busy both exploring the capabilities of the device, and uncovering its immediate problems. Though some find...

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,...

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,...

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...

Hideous, Elegant, Monstrous Beauties

When you walk, get the train, drive past a wind farm, what do you think? Do you scowl, whilst thinking to yourself “What...

60 years in the wilderness: Sir David Attenborough’s legacy to the...

What David Attenborough loves about natural history, he says, is that it is for everybody: “You can be straightforward and fascinate the 7s and...

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...

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...