Credit: Philippe Guillaume via flickr

Shrimp Fight Club: Wasteful or Lifesaving?

Research on the mantis shrimp was initially scoffed at but quickly gained respect — why did people change their minds so quickly?

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Copyright is by Casey Mann (one of the discoverers, who kindly gave his blessing for us to use his image)

Why the Pentagon Continues to Pester Mathematicians

October 13, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 12

An insight into the puzzling case of the pentagon, and how it all fits together.


The Cupid Called Brain

October 11, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 87

Love and heartbreak — just chemicals? Alisha Aman explores the biology of falling in and out of love, and how it serves an evolutionary purpose.

By Chen Wu (originally posted to Flickr as 袋獾 Tasmanian Devil) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Devils’ Fight Club: Evolution vs. Cancer

September 29, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 225

Nope, this is not a Pokémon Go match we’re talking about: a new study shows that Tasmanian devils are evolving new ways to fight a deadly cancer.

Catlin Arctic Survey
Climate change science expedition

The Future from Our Past: Molecular Fossils & Climate Change

September 19, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 131

Climate scientists are unravelling the past so they can predict future climate change: An insight into the work climate scientists are doing in the BECS laboratory at the University of Glasgow.

Credit:  NASA / WMAP Science Team WMAP # 121238 via Wikipedia.
 The cosmic background radiation from the big bang.

Can Neutrino Oscillation Explain the Universe?

September 18, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 290

Patrik Hallsjo discusses why matter particles outnumber antimatter particles in the universe, and how we use neutrino oscillations to help explain this.

Image Credit: Joe Lyward

Man Vs Maths and a Ship Filled with Gold

September 15, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences, Technology • Views: 734

It’s 3 September 1857. The SS Central America has just set sail from the port of Colón in Panama after a brief stay and is on its way to New York City. The ship is filled with millions of dollars’ worth of gold straight out of the California gold rush. It’s a beautiful day and a …

A New Dawn

September 14, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 290

On the one year anniversary of the detection of gravitational waves, we bring you this year's winning Science Writing Competition piece by Daniel Williams on what it was like being in the University of Glasgow's physics department when the discovery was made.