Zombies (in nature)!

With Halloween just past us, the Walking Dead has made its comeback (yay walk-tober!) and the scientists inside gets us all thinking- are there really a possibility for zombies to exist? Can these mindless, soulless entities really exist? Funnily enough, or rather scarily enough, this zombie-like behaviour is not new to nature! There are several…

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Swimming in Plastic

                  Beautiful isn’t it? I took this photo on my summer holidays on the southeast coast of Greece. You would think they would have beautiful waste-free beaches all over the country, but it isn’t always the case. In fact, the most dominant litter material in Greece is…

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The Science of Dreaming

  What is the most bizarre dream you have ever had? For thousands of years, many have written about dreams and a few people have received inspiration from their dreams, including some scientists. Dreaming is universal throughout the animal kingdom but the function of it is however unknown. To understand dreams, we first need to…

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The Scientific Case for going Organic

FOOD AND THE ENVIRONMENT – These are the two issues that almost everyone cares deeply about. We have placed so much emotional investment into these two issues (and rightly so) that sometimes subjectivity can blind us from seeing the true scientific evidence. Here I want to put the focus on organic produce: Is it safe?…

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Genetic Ancestry Testing and Race

Ever since the Brexit referendum racial attacks in the UK have been on the rise but unity and respect have risen up from the masses as people come together. More than ever it has become important to break down the barriers that cause division. Last year Momondo’s video to do just this went viral. It…

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