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Research has discovered that octopuses can ‘see’ with their skin

Octopodes (yes, that’s right ) are one of the most fascinating species on the planet. With three hearts, eight arms and blue blood, there are many intriguing facts about these sensational cephalopods. Octopodes are the most intelligent invertebrates on the planet, with the ability to form relationships, create and use tools, and even engage in […]

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Science Science Space

Why does the far side of the moon matter so much to us?

Thursday 3 January was a remarkable day in scientific exploration as China’s Chang-e 4 probe made a historic touchdown by being the first man-made device to land on the far side of the moon. It’s been a particularly hard feat to achieve, owing to the fact that beyond a certain point, earth cannot directly communicate […]

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New study finds female’s brains are four years younger than male’s

The claim that women’s brains are four years younger than men’s may at first cause confusion. Since a young age, women have been so often reminded that our brains develop quicker than our male counterparts – which is entirely true. In fact, in 2013, scientists from Newcastle University confirmed that women optimise brain connections much […]

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Health Review Science Technology

Edinburgh and Manchester team up to test new male contraceptive

The prospective male contraceptive gel, known as NES/T, works in a similar way to the women’s combined pill. It’s a hormone-based treatment containing progestogen, which influences the pituitary gland and causes a reduction in the production of follicle stimulating hormone – a key component in the making of sperm. The gel also contains amounts of […]

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Science

Is Earth Hour just a distraction?

Darkness isn’t something that we see a lot of anymore. Maybe that sounds silly. Of course, the sun still sets every evening, and the blue sky fades to black; but between the houses, the street lamps, the shops and the structures, our city – our whole planet – is still kept very much in the […]

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TV

Girls Incarcerated

Girls Incarcerated is a new docuseries, recently added to Netflix. It consists of eight episodes made up of footage filmed over a year. The episodes introduce us to various girls who are staying Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility, in Indiana. and share their background, their day to day troubles, and (for some of them) their release. […]

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Nature documentaries hammer climate change home

Big Cats is a new three-part series documenting the secret lives of some of the most formidable hunters on the planet. Using the latest technology and new scientific research, the team of videographers take a peek into the enigmatic lives of thirty-one out of the forty different cat species. The first episode, which aired on […]

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

To anyone who has not watched Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I pity you. One of my favourite comedy series of all time, this is a show that puts a smile on my face on even the glummest of days. It is a sitcom set in a police precinct in Brooklyn where not all that much policing goes […]