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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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. ...

Emergence of new virus concerns health authorities

A novel virus has appeared in Saudi Arabia on the eve of Hajj, a massive pilgrimage to one of the country’s major cities, causing...

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...

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...

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...

Our ratings of the five best high-end headphones

Listen up: those white earbuds you got in the box with your iPhone just aren’t cutting it any more. Headphones are no longer judged...

Star gazers: how to see the northern lights in St Andrews

Over the Christmas holiday, I had a conversation with a few friends from home about our favourite memories of university so far. Theirs ranged...

Climate change: The degradation of our frozen world

Tangible examples of the effects of climate change on our planet are often hard to come by, but a few recent, isolated events present...

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...

The Choice to Donate

Your own death is not something that most people like to prepare for in advance. What happens after life ends is debatable, but whatever...