Category : Science

Evolutionary Challenge

12 months ago / 0 comments

As another term begins and we dutifully file into lecture theatres, classrooms, or downstairs to the living room because it’s raining out and there’s lecture capture these days, we can remain confident our respective subjects haven’t been tampered with by the government. In Turkey though it’s another story, where following … Read More

The Mexican Earthquakes

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Earthquakes’ recent ubiquity in news should do nothing to lessen their perceptions within the public’s mind. These earth-shaking events can devastate entire cities, destroy millions of peoples’ lives and can kill thousands, yet are sorely misunderstood by most people, and reported incorrectly by much of the media. Earthquakes are caused … Read More

Trump Forest – Where ignorance grows trees

12 months ago / 0 comments

Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States on the 20th of January 2017, since then he has made some rather bold statements during his time as one of the most powerful men on the planet. One of which is his scepticism towards climate change, having tweeted: The … Read More

What is brewing in the Leeds laboratories?

12 months ago / 0 comments

Dedicated researchers and PhD students at the university spend hours daily trying to understand and improve on the world around us. The research at Leeds covers an enormous spectrum of topics between the faculties, from medicine to design, environment and more. Here, we shine light on a select few of … Read More

Superstates of Matter

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We’re all familiar with the regular phases of matter: solid, liquid and gas. I’m sure many of you have heard of plasmas too, a more exotic state of matter similar to gas but where all the particles are ionised. When we enter the weird world of condensed matter physics, things … Read More

Get the Fact Out

12 months ago / 0 comments

In the current age of post-truth, flat-earthers and alternative facts, it’s worth bearing in mind where we would be without objective reasoning. Science as an instrument is the finest honed tool that humans have ever come by to find out about things. It seems almost weird to think that up … Read More

Bodies of Evidence

1 year ago / 0 comments

Odds are you’ve most likely never heard of William Herbert Sheldon. No, not the guy from the Big Band Theory, or whatever it’s called. Chances also are you haven’t heard of his somatotype psychology theory either, however you may have come across one of Sheldon’s terms from his somatotype theory: … Read More

Plastic Panic! How does synthetic waste affect the oceans?

1 year ago / 0 comments

“There is no away – because plastic is so permanent and so indestructible. When you cast it into the ocean, there is no away” Sir David Attenborough Plastics are almost in everything that we touch in our day to day lives. From our breakfast juice packaging to our cars, the … Read More

The March for Science

1 year ago / 0 comments

In protest to the Trump administration’s views on climate change, science policy and their continual exclusion of scientific evidence from policy decisions, scientists organised rallies and marches in over 600 cities around the world on April 22nd. Though this event was centred on the United States, the side-lining of scientific … Read More

Tribology: A little bit of friction goes a long way

1 year ago / 0 comments

This weird sounding word does not mean the study of tribes, as many puzzled people have asked me before, though perhaps the subtitle has given it away. Tribology is the study of interacting surfaces in relative motion – which, I give you, doesn’t sound interesting when taken at face value. … Read More