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Science Space

Event preview: The national student space conference

Now in its 31st year, the UKSEDS (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space) National Student Space Conference (NSSC) 2019 arrives in Edinburgh this coming weekend (2-3 March 2019) for a jam-packed, two day extraordinaire exploring the universe and beyond. Described as the ‘premier event for students interested in space’, the NSSC brings […]

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Environment Science

Climate change impacts krill migration patterns

The British Antarctic Survey have revealed that krill populations in the Southern Ocean are shifting towards the Antarctic pole due to climate change. Krill are a fundamental prey species that form a staple part of many marine animals’ diets’ including whales, penguins, seals and fish. These small crustaceans are likely the most abundant species on the […]

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Lifestyle Recipes

Veganuary: two recipes to help you get started

Sweet potato and coconut soup Vegans, non-vegans, eat your heart out. This warming, rich soup is a certain crowd pleaser and my absolute go-to whenever I’m entertaining my plant-based friends and family. Inspired by ‘The Medicinal Chef’ Dale Pinnock, this soup is a great source of beta carotene, flavonoids, and ajoene; all of which function […]

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Review Science

Review: ‘Whale meet again,’ a talk by Doug Allen

Doug Allan is a wildlife photographer and cameraman best known for his breath-taking work on Blue Planet and Planet Earth. He delivered a special guest talk as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) national talks programme, ‘Inspiring People.’ With over 90 lectures across mainland Scotland in 2018-2019, the series hosts a range of […]

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Environment Science

Conservation divers touching marine life isn’t controversial, it’s just wrong

Photos and videos have gone viral of a group of divers swimming alongside and even touching, a huge great white shark off the south shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Ocean Ramsey, marine biologist and conservation advocate describes the encounter as “beyond magic!” via her Instagram account and many have been left speechless by the ‘awe-inspiring’ photos […]

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Environment Review Science

Review: ‘Icons on Ice: Innovations in Polar Bear Conservation’ – Rod Downie

Rod Downie is WWF’s Chief Advisor, Polar Regions. He delivered a special guest talk as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) national talks programme, ‘Inspiring People’. With over 90 lectures across mainland Scotland in 2018-2019, the series hosts a range of professionals, from explorers to scientists to photographers, to tell their stories and […]

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The Christmas markets across Europe you need to explore

Baked goods, mulled wine and the warm, fuzzy feeling of festive cheer; with Christmas just around the corner, Europe offers a spectacular selection of magical Christmas market wonderlands. It’s time to take your eyes away from the revision books and check out The Student‘s five favourite European Christmas markets of 2018. Strasbourg, France 23rd November – […]

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Features Lifestyle

Under Threat: how to develop sustainable eating habits

At Lifestyle, we have started a series exploring the issue of sustainability and how small changes can result in us leading more sustainable lives. Each article will cover a different area of everyday life and what changes can be made to limit your individual impact on the environment. We aim to make these changes as simple […]