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Chasing Coral: chilling dystopian footage that is unfortunately very real

Visualise masses of coral in striking shades of fluorescent blue, neon pink and radiant emerald stretching out as far as the eye can see. Now visualise these corals turning white,…

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…

Review: ‘Life with the hunters of the South Seas’

5* On Thursday 5th October, The Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) promised an inspiring speech from the expedition leader, writer and television presenter Will Millard. Even the title: ‘Life with…

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…

Amateurs and professionals come together to expose the beauty of Outer Space

On Saturday 24th June, tucked into the auditorium of the National Gallery of Scotland was an exhibition hosted by the British Astronomy Association (BAA). Organised by Lorraine Cook, I was…

Art meets science at Regeneration: A Story Of Becoming

Michelle Marufu reflects on her experience at the Regeneration: A Story of Becoming exhibit. It is rare that one thinks of science as a means of inspiration for art. This…

Taxidermy, an aerial dance display, and 80s pop

Face-painting, crafting jungle crowns and eating bugs: all things relished by seven-year-olds monkeying around. And apparently, with the right setting, fully grown adults too. The raging success of the most…

Are electric toothbrushes just a clever marketing ploy?

Recently I made the impromptu purchase of a highly sophisticated electric toothbrush. Although initially delighted, I started to develop a sneaking suspicion that I had been conned by the clever…