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Get the Fact Out

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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

News Round Up

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The Gryphon Wins Best Media Society at NSA 2017 The Gryphon was voted the ‘Best Media Society’ at this year’s National Societies Awards.  The ceremony, which took place in the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, saw The Gryphon receive the accolade as a society that has ‘consistently across the year delivered the best media … Read More

Sentinel Towers cladding fails combustibility tests

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Cladding from Sentinel Towers was found to have ‘not met the national combustibility standard’, The Gryphon can reveal. The discovery was made as part of a range of precautionary assessments following the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Further cladding from The Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, an academic research building on the St … Read More

Bodies of Evidence

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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?

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“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

Historic viaduct in Leeds to be transformed into a sky park

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Plans to regenerate the disused Monk Bridge viaduct into a high line park with shops, bars and restaurants occupying its arches have been given the go ahead by an enthusiastic decision-making panel. The project is said to be inspired by The Highline – a 1.45 mile long park on an … Read More

The March for Science

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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

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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

Trees die. Let’s plant some more

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On Monday America’s oldest oak tree – located in a New Jersey Presbyterian churchyard – was felled, bringing an end to a life that had spanned 600 years. Yes, it hadn’t reached the age of the Big Belly Oak in Wiltshire’s Royal Hunting Forest, or Nottinghamshire’s The Major Oak – … Read More

From Cove to Captivity: Taiji’s deadly dolphin secret

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Today, on National Dolphin Day, we devote some time to celebrate this intelligent and beautiful mammal. We also celebrate that the once glamorous marine animal performance industry has taken a serious hit in the last few years, due to increased awareness of the animal welfare issues involved. Animal rights activists … Read More