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The demise of Net Neutrality
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The demise of Net Neutrality

March 9th, 2018 | by Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson explains why we should fear the demise of net...
Word of the Week: Carrion
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Word of the Week: Carrion

March 8th, 2018 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Carrion is something immediately associated with vultures. Or hyenas, slavering over the body of some unfortunate zebra; downed by a hungry lion, then abandoned to those scavengers willing to spend time cracking open the bones...
International Women’s Day and STEM
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International Women’s Day and STEM

March 8th, 2018 | by Caitlin Disken
In 2014, a European-wide study found that a quarter of people were unable to name a female scientist, living or dead. Whilst the gender disparity in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) remains wide, with women...
Taking Cleaning Products to the Cleaner’s
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Taking Cleaning Products to the Cleaner’s

March 8th, 2018 | by Grace Dean
The periodical Science has published a report suggesting that commonly-used household products are responsible for substantial amounts of urban air pollution. American researchers have discovered high levels of synthetic volatile...
Could you bite your finger in half like a carrot?
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Could you bite your finger in half like a carrot?

March 8th, 2018 | by Sidney Pinsent
The most infuriating of the popular body myths: the idea that breaking off your finger requires the same force as breaking a carrot. It isn’t fascinating because it’s stupid; it’s fascinating because so many people believe...
Russian Bots on Twitter
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Russian Bots on Twitter

March 8th, 2018 | by Christopher Little
Russian bots have been accused of spreading disinformation and sowing discord in the West. There is evidence they have attempted to interfere with the U.S Presidential elections and the EU Referendum, but they will target any...
The All-Female Crayfish Species
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The All-Female Crayfish Species

February 27th, 2018 | by Ng Yi Min
Crayfish, sometimes also known as crawfish, crawdad or freshwater lobsters, are closely related to the lobster. Crayfish can be found throughout the world, mainly in freshwater. These freshwater crustaceans are mainly used as...
Mythbusters: is the Pineal Gland Psychic?
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Mythbusters: is the Pineal Gland Psychic?

February 27th, 2018 | by Conor Newton
Once called the “third eye”, the pineal gland is a small gland located deep in the centre of the brain. The pineal gland was one of the last brain organs to be discovered and has been the subject of much mythology and...
Word of the Week: Pasteurise
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Word of the Week: Pasteurise

February 27th, 2018 | by Mark Sleightholm
Today we associate pasteurisation mainly with milk, but the technique was originally developed to stop wine and beer from spoiling. While the principle of boiling liquids to kill microbes was nothing new – even if people...
NASA’s Methane Ocean Submarine
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NASA’s Methane Ocean Submarine

February 27th, 2018 | by Christopher Little
Does a space submarine sound cool? Does it sound insane? The answer to both questions is a resounding yes, which makes NASA’s plans to fire one into space to explore the alien oceans of Titan all the more amazing. Titan is the...