Become a Podcaster or YouTuber, 24 Feb 18:00

Time: 18:00 Date: 24 February 2015 Location: The Lounge, Level 6, Strathclyde Union Ever wanted to talk about science/technology on a podcast, or in a video? Ever wanted to interview leading researchers, and ask the questions that you want answered? Ever wanted to be part of the production team of a podcast or a video? … More


Big Investment in Science of the Small

Since the advent of the 21st century, more and more industries have had to adapt and develop at breakneck speed in order to keep up with the demands of our modern world. The science industry is no different, with new technologies requiring ever more advanced research centres. Recently it has been announced that one of … More


Science Ceilidh at the Glasgow Science Centre

Friends of theGIST Glasgow ScienceGRRL are proud to announce that they will be hosting a Science Ceilidh at the Glasgow Science Centre on Saturday 7th March to celebrate International Women’s Day! The event will include science based ceilidh dances – with names such as Orcadian Strip the Double Helix and the Dashing White Blood Cell. … More


Electric vehicles – driving us forward to a greener future

5 February 2015 Many renewable energy sources are now working remarkably efficiently and many scientists feel that with sufficient financing, continuing research and real dedication from world leaders that these could eventually take over from fossil fuels entirely. For example, in 2010, Alec Salmond claimed that Scotland could soon be run entirely on green energy … More


Late Night Science – a new fortnightly science event in Glasgow’s West End

We’re sitting at the bar in The Research Club on Ashton Lane near the University of Glasgow and, despite the drink in my hand, I’m about to do some research of my own, interviewing the mastermind behind the night’s activities. Some, like me, may remember when this bar used to be called Nude and served … More


Damn, spider. Why you so hairy?

They may put Little Miss Muffet off her curds and whey – but a spider’s hairs are crucial to its survival. Many people suffer from arachnophobia, a treatable phobia of spiders. But what is scary about small, harmless animals? For many people, it is the extreme fuzziness of spiders that imbues such fear. Spider fuzz … More


The Eye of Sauron Galaxy reveals a new way to measure cosmic distances

Recently astronomers have been investigating the “Eye of Sauron” galaxy, also known as NGC4151. It’s a big spiral galaxy and these, like most galaxies, tend to have supermassive black holes in the middle. Supermassive black holes are the largest kind of black holes and tend to be as massive as thousands to billions times that … More


Nuclear Power: the How, the Pros and the Cons

We are entering into a nuclear renaissance in the West with new nuclear reactors being constructed here and many other places in Europe and America. As such, the debate on nuclear power is going to become a hot topic and a more scientific understanding is essential. This article will provide a series of arguments in … More


Smartphones keeping us awake

Feeling tired? Your smartphone might be to blame. Smartphones have become increasingly popular in recent years and almost two thirds of university students now own a smartphone [1]. However, owning a smartphone may come at a cost for this already sleep deprived population [2]. Various studies have linked the use of computers, television, gaming consoles … More


Green Chemistry: An Elegant Solution to an Avoidable Problem

Let’s save the environment. Pick up that litter; utilise public transport and help reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases; use energy-saving light bulbs; recycle! The above message, whilst an open invitation to everyone (and a very welcome one too), is particularly aimed at those interested or involved in synthetic organic chemistry, whether in an academic … More


Could your smartphone diagnose cancer?

In the developed world, cancer is the biggest killer of our age. Following many years of research and clinical experience, the current view is that early detection is the best possible means to tackle this formidable disease. If diagnosed and treated in the early stages, over 90% of patients survive beyond 10 years – this … More


Towards Gender Equality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

  “So, what do you do?” It’s a question all of us ask and answer on a fairly regular basis, the default ice breaker when we’re introduced to a friend of a friend at a party or forced to make small talk at an event. “I’m an Athena SWAN Officer.” “Oh! Right…so is that like, … More