Climate Change, Science / 14/09/2021 Climate Change Corner: An interview with PhD student Aayushi Awasthy on her podcast ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’

Aayushi Awasthy is a PhD student in the School of Economics whose focus lies in energy decisions in rural areas. Alongside her studies, she is now working on the release of her seven-episode podcast series centred on the question: ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’  Aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds interested in learning more...

Science / 14/09/2021 Rare Embryo Laid By a Dinosaur Age Turtle

The embryo egg was first found by a Chinese farmer at a riverside in the Henan province of China. It had a 0.07-inch shell and was almost the size of a tennis ball. Most fossil eggs are not identifiable to a specific species, however, this egg was different. “This is actually the first time that...

Science / 14/09/2021 The Infodemic: A Rise in Science Denial

In a recent study from YouGov, it was revealed 20% of adults in Britain believe humanity has secretly made contact with aliens from other worlds.  While conspiracy theories like this may seem harmless on the outside, research from the World Health Organisation points to worrying signs of conspiracy theories being taken more seriously. This trend...

Science, Science and Tech / 14/09/2021 The Tesla Bot: AI Future or Farce?

Elon Musk’s recent announcement of the development of a humanoid robot has been met with both excited expectations and doubtful onlookers. The “Tesla Bot” is designed to be a sleek robot utilising artificial intelligence to perform manual tasks usually reserved for humans.  The robot will stand at five-foot-eight-inches and weigh just under 60 kilograms. Shaped...

Climate Change, Sport / 14/09/2021 Formula E: Racing to Save the Environment?

Nine teams, one female and one male driver on each, all-electric SUVs – Extreme E is changing the face of not only motorsport but sport in general. Started in 2019 by Formula E founder Alejandro Agag, Extreme E follows the same skeleton of the usual motorsports, where each race occurs in a different location. However,...

Science / 14/09/2021 Bizarre Science: Why Do We Yawn?

The act of oscitation, more commonly known as yawning, is probably one of the most shared experiences among human beings. Be that as it may, scientists are still left scratching their heads when attempting to discern why it is we yawn in the first place.  The process is most commonly paired with feelings of boredom...

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Climate Change, Science

Climate Change Corner: An interview with PhD student Aayushi Awasthy on her podcast ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’

Aayushi Awasthy is a PhD student in the School of Economics whose focus lies in energy decisions in rural areas. Alongside her studies, she is now working on the release of her seven-episode podcast series centred on the question: ‘Why haven’t we solved climate change yet?’  Aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds interested in learning more…

Science

The Infodemic: A Rise in Science Denial

In a recent study from YouGov, it was revealed 20% of adults in Britain believe humanity has secretly made contact with aliens from other worlds.  While conspiracy theories like this may seem harmless on the outside, research from the World Health Organisation points to worrying signs of conspiracy theories being taken more seriously. This trend…

Science

Bizarre Science: Why Do We Yawn?

The act of oscitation, more commonly known as yawning, is probably one of the most shared experiences among human beings. Be that as it may, scientists are still left scratching their heads when attempting to discern why it is we yawn in the first place.  The process is most commonly paired with feelings of boredom…

Climate Change, Science

UEA’s Tyndall Centre Part of Government Scheme to Research Impact of Climate Change

With headlines of extreme weather being more prevalent than ever- from recent floods in Germany to wildfires in Oregon- I’m sure we’re all aware of the climate crisis looming over us. This poses the question, ‘What exactly is being done to stop the climate crisis?’. Efforts to tackle the biggest threat faced by humankind thus…

Arts, Climate Change

“It’s moved from a problem for the next generation to a problem for right now and we’re not ready for it”: UEA Professor and playwright Steve Waters reflects on his work on climate change

Steve Waters’ ‘The Secret Life of Plays’ became a staple of my bedside table reading stack before coming to university. Renowned as “the place where literature lives”, UEA has seen the birth of countless award-winning works of fiction, poetry, and drama, with a collection of critically acclaimed professors to match. Described as “one of the…


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