Tag : Louise White

Science | What causes the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Although 93 million miles away, the Sun’s activity is the actual cause of the Aurora Borealis. Huge magnetic storms on the Sun’s surface send waves of charged particles into the Earth’s atmosphere via solar wind, these highly energised solar particles are then pulled in by the Earth’s magnetic field, entering the … Read More

Science | EU approves plans for artificial heart

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The World Health Organization estimates that 23.3 million people will die each year from cardiovascular disease by 2030, up from approximately 17.3 million in 2008. Organ transplantation is often the only treatment for end-state organ failure but the shortage of donors poses a huge problem for the NHS with demand for … Read More

Science | Money can’t grow on trees, but gold can…

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As the saying goes, ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. Student living would be much easier if it did. However, a recent study published in Nature Communications suggests that the opposite of this idiom might actually hold some truth, with researchers discovering traces of gold in the leaves of certain plant … Read More

Review: Dara O'Briain's "The Science Club"

6 years ago / 0 comments

Last Tuesday night the first episode of Dara O’Briain’s Science club aired on BBC2, a new six-part series which aims to make science accessible and more importantly interesting to all. When producing a programme of this nature it’s hard to appeal to everyone; do you over-simplify the content in order … Read More