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Lifestyle Recipes

Scrumptious mussels Provençal recipe by Karuna Rahman

Being by the sea with a glass of wine in our hands sounds incredibly idyllic. However, it is winter and the shore is freezing cold, we are also in a lockdown so the sea seems far away for most of us! Worry not, for here is an oceanic delight to save the day with its […]

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Features

The environmental impact of disposable face masks

It is a clear, warm day in Edinburgh almost one year ago and people are taking to the streets to march for better legislation around climate change. Greta Thunberg’s movement has taken the world by storm and the international conversation is centred on sustainability and protecting our environment. Today, a year later, much has changed. […]

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Science

An in depth look at one of nature’s deepest lurkers: the gulper eel

Gulper eels  (Eurypharynx pelecanoides) are fascinating creatures,  found in the depths of temperate and tropical oceans around the globe at depths from 500 m to 7,625 m. The gulper eel was first named in 1882.  Leon Valliant, a French zoologist, describes its discovery off the coast of Morocco during the Travailleur expedition.  On this expedition, […]

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Science

Why are we still using plastic?

Plastic seems to be the big issue of 2018. With supermarkets charging for plastic bags and calls for reduced plastic use in food packaging, it appears that the biggest changes can be made by supermarkets and industries. But what damage is all this plastic doing to our ecosystems and how can we as consumers make […]