About theGIST

Glasgow Insight into Science and Technology (theGIST) is a student science magazine and network based at University of Glasgow and Strathclyde University. With over 50 contributors, we produce weekly articles, monthly videos and occasional podcasts; we set up workshops and seminars; and we publish a printed magazine. We consist mainly of undergrads and postgrads but also welcome members of staff. Our continued goal is to communicate science clearly, accurately and passionately – to anyone in love with science.

Besides our wonderful contributors, we also have an inner team of hard-working, gloriously geeky admins. If you have a specific question you need to ask or need to get in touch with a specific person, have a look at our admin page for a list of our admins and their bios. For general enquiries, contact editor@the-gist.org.

Fancy getting involved? See below for how you can get started with the activity you’re interested in.

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Other Articles

Part 3: The Self-Regulation of the Bitcoin Network

This article is part of a GIST series on Bitcoin. In part 1, we described the mathematics that underpins digital currencies like Bitcoin, as well as the security of the web itself. In part 2, we went into more detail as to how Bitcoin itself works. In this part, we will discuss further solutions to … More


Obesity Weighing Down Your Grades?

  We all know that childhood obesity can have a negative effect upon the health of children, but new research completed at the University of Strathclyde (in collaboration with the Universities of Dundee, Georgia and Bristol) has found that obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years . The comprehensive study … More


Science Fiction

Science fiction is all about using cinema, TV, books and comics to make the seemingly impossible possible. It may seem ridiculous to believe that in the near future you will be able to enter people’s dreams to steal their secrets or see a fully functional time machine made out of a DeLorean. In fact, the … More


Going Viral

The debate is still hot on whether viruses are alive or not. Like acrobats on a wire, these tiny entities walk the line between living and nonliving – although they are unable to metabolise, they still do an impressive job reproducing and infecting organisms. And they don’t just stop there. Sometimes, out of nowhere, viruses … More