The Chemistry of The Euro 2016 Soccer Ball

With the European Championships in full swing in France we thought we’d share this very informative and topical... Read more

National Women in Engineering Day

The 23rd  of June marks National Women in Engineering Day, which was originally set up by the Women’s Engineering... Read more

What Will Happen When the Antibiotics Stop Working?

A golden era of antibiotics shifted the leading causes of death away from infection to cancer and cardiovascular... Read more

Proposed New Element Names

The proposed names for elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 have been announced by IUPAC (International Union of... Read more

Recreating Forests of the Past Isn’t Enough to Fix Our Wildfire Problems

Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night… -William Blake There is general agreement that America’s... Read more

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We Behave A Lot More Badly Than We Remember

Are you a truly good person? Psychological research on morality shows that we hold an overly optimistic view of our… Read more


The Chemistry of The Euro 2016 Soccer Ball

With the European Championships in full swing, we thought we’d share this topical graphic on the chemistry of the soccer… Read more

Alternative & Renewable Energy

New Technology Offers Hope for Storing Carbon Dioxide Underground

A successful trial converting carbon dioxide (CO₂) to rock and storing it underground in Iceland could pave the way for… Read more

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A Gene that Protects People from Obesity

In the experiments the Tst gene in adipose tissue of animal models caused resistance to the development of obesity and… Read more

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How to Win the Euros – With a Little Help from Neuroscience

Using neuropsychological tests of football players' executive functions and working memory. researchers can predict how many goals key players will… Read more

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New Science for New Spider-Man?

Spider-man reboots keep changing the backstory, but what about the science for the new Spider-man? Read more

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Let’s Celebrate Women’s Existence in Engineering as the New Norm

"So if we are going to celebrate women engineers, let’s celebrate the fact that their existence shouldn’t be anything to… Read more


Women and People Under the Age of 35 at Greatest Risk of Anxiety

Women are almost twice as likely to experience anxiety as men, according to a review of existing scientific literature, led… Read more

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