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The world’s longest break up: the African tectonic plate

Africa is splitting in two. It may take millions of years, but geologists believe that eventually, the continent will split along the Great Rift Valley. Recently, a new crack has…

How vitamin D might save your life

If your childhood was anything like mine, you may have found yourself being fed multi-vitamin tablets or the dreaded spoon of cod liver oil by well-meaning adults. We all know…

Discovering secrets of the universe with a graphic novel

Nerds read physics books; geeks read comics. Right? Well, not entirely. Clifford V Johnson, Professor of Physics at the University of Southern California, is attempting to bridge the gap between…

Academics unplugged: tackling infections to benefit Africa

From the name, the aims of Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA) seem quite straightforward: the organisation wants to stop the spreading of disease in Africa. At least that’s what…

Reality TV takes to outer space in Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

4/5 Stars Orbiting 350 kilometres above the Earth in the International Space Station (ISS), Chris Hadfield experienced what many can only dream about. Living and working in space. You may…

Reality or Fiction: Learning science via Star Wars

A short, bite-sized episode on the science of lightsabers. What more could your inner child ask for? Well if you’re here for mind-blowing science at a university thinking level, you…