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The Festival of Physics: a journey into the world of science

The Festival of Physics was organised by the Institute of Physics in Scotland from 26 to 28 October at Dynamic Earth, and is one of the featured events for the…

The book that tackles the lengthy history of sexism in science

The book Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story by Angela Saini has an imposing title. Declaring its intentions from the front cover,…

A tribute to Stephen Hawking: a great scientist and a great man

On March 14 ,the world received the news that the legendary physicist Professor Stephen Hawking had died at the age of 76. Paying tribute to their father, his three children…

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…

Nobel Prizes 2017: Scientific discoveries in Physics, Medicine, and Chemistry explained

Physics Prize: Weiss, Barish, and Thorne’s gravitational waves Over a billion years ago, two black holes collided. After a long, drawn-out approach in which they gradually orbited each other more…

Time crystals: the discovery of a previously theoretical matter

This week, two research groups at different universities in the US have created a new type of matter: Time Crystals. Normal crystals, such as salt and snowflakes, have an ‘asymmetrical…

The Comet Seekers

On a grisly grey day, with the haar looming over Edinburgh, Helen Sedgwick brought a beam of light to the city during the launch of her debut novel, The Comet…