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  • THIS WEDNESDAY: theGIST Science Pub Quiz

    This Wednesday, the 27th, theGIST will be hosting another science pub quiz - naturally, it'll be the place to be.

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  • Synaesthesia: Taste the Rainbow

    Skittles™ brand their product “taste the rainbow,” but have you ever wondered what a rainbow tastes like? One way to find out would be to ask a synaesthete.

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  • Chernobyl: How is it Affecting the Animals?

    April 2016 will mark 20 years since the terrible Chernobyl disaster, which is still the largest nuclear disaster to date. After the disaster, a 30 km ‘exclusion zone’ was set up around the immediate area where the incident occurred, forcing many local people to relocate. Numerous different animal species have returned to the exclusion area, …

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  • Just the GIST: Geothermal Energy

    Geothermal Energy in about 2 minutes, where we discover it’s uses throughout history, how it can be used for electricity generation, and how it creates some of the best natural phenomenon on the planet.   Feature image credit: H. Silenus via Flickr.com

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  • Editing the Genome of a Human Embryo

    The purpose of gene editing is to repair a defective gene which is responsible for a medical condition. Traditionally, gene therapy involves delivering a gene that is missing or defective to a certain part of the body using viral particles. However, targeted delivery to specific organs presents a challenge. Another caveat of this method is …

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  • The S Word: Talking About Suicide

    It is estimated that more than 800,000 individuals die globally each year as a result of suicide and for those aged 15-29 years old, suicide is the second leading worldwide cause of death after road traffic accidents

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  • The Circles of Focus Project

    As a neuroscience student, working with donated bodies has been a hugely beneficial part of my education because, when it comes to anatomy, diagrams just don’t cut it. The history of Scotland’s world-leading anatomists has been well documented, as have the dubious sources of their cadavers . In the 19th century, it was commonplace for …

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  • Studying Techniques: What Do the Psychologists Say?

    Are you panicking about exams? Are you starting to regret not studying earlier in the year? Have you even resorted to sleeping with a book under your pillow? Fear not! Here is some last minute advice, based on scientific literature of course, to help you make the most of the study period that you have …

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