Science / 20/07/2021 AI Technology and Cancer: A novel diagnostic tool

A new software, CADU, developed by world-leading AI experts shows incredible promise in its ability to revolutionise the diagnosis of oesophageal cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Strongly linked to smoking and drinking, oesophageal cancer kills over 8,000 people per year in the UK alone. Less than 20% of those diagnosed will survive...

Science / 20/07/2021 Bizarre Science: Cone Snails vs Morphine, who’s the stronger painkiller?

Cone snails are often recognised by scientists as dangerous and deadly animals as a result of their venomous spikes, used to harpoon their prey, paralyzing and then engulfing them whole. Whilst this might sound daunting at first glance, scientists analysing the venom think it may hold the key to pain relief in humans and may...

Science / 20/07/2021 The COVID-19 Delta Variant and Its Risk to Vaccine Efficiency

The recent surge of over 40,000 new COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom has led the public to begin raising several questions, ranging from vaccine efficacy to the risks associated with unlocking the nation. This rise in the UK’s infection rate has been majorly driven by Covid-19’s latest transformation, the Delta variant. What is it...

Science / 20/07/2021 Scorching Heatwave Rocks the Pacific Northwest

A heatwave in the Pacific Northwest has led to record-breaking temperatures, wildfires, and loss of human life in the United States and Canada. Temperatures have soared to nearly 50℃ in parts of Western Canada and may be linked to dozens of deaths.    The Pacific Northwest encompasses California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of British Columbia...

Science / 20/07/2021 Dragon Man: The Potential New Human Species

Analysis of a skull found in north-eastern China in the 1930s has raised questions about the very nature of human evolution. The skull, which has been nicknamed “Dragon Man”, was originally found during the construction of a bridge in 1933, however, it was rediscovered in 2018 after being hidden in a well near the construction...

Science / 04/05/2021 Potential new treatment for sickle cell disease under development

Sickle cell disease (SCD) refers to a group of hereditary red blood cell disorders. The disease is caused by a mutation in the DNA sequence coding for the oxygen-carrying protein, haemoglobin. This leads to haemoglobin in red blood cells becoming misshapen, resulting in the “sickle” appearance of red blood cells in SCD patients. Symptoms of...

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Scorching Heatwave Rocks the Pacific Northwest

A heatwave in the Pacific Northwest has led to record-breaking temperatures, wildfires, and loss of human life in the United States and Canada. Temperatures have soared to nearly 50℃ in parts of Western Canada and may be linked to dozens of deaths.    The Pacific Northwest encompasses California, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and parts of British Columbia…

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Feline fine, England?

Conservation efforts are being implemented to reintroduce the European wildcat into England and Wales in order to bring the species back from the brink of extinction. Wildcats, also known as the “Highland Tiger”, were once present across Britain but are now limited to the Scottish Highlands where only around 300 individuals remain. An extensive study…

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Tiny house-living with the Whiskered Treeswift

As an amateur nature buff, I’m constantly amazed and surprised by the experts around me – these are people with a fantastic amount of knowledge, who are normally more than willing to share. I’ve developed small obsessions with Alie Ward’s ‘Ologies’ podcast, been tipped off to the wonders of the Knepp Wildland Rewildling podcast by…


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