Why You Shouldn’t Burn Your Toast

Derek Connor explores the world of chemistry taking place in your kitchen every time you cook a meal and looks at why it may be better to take your food out the oven a little sooner than you may normally.

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Quantum Cryptography – The future of security

November 2, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 20

With it becoming apparent in the last few years how easy it is for individuals and organisations to break in to your data, Aidan McFadden discusses the problems we face with encryption today and how quantum cryptography is the best hope we have.

Shrimp Fight Club: Wasteful or Lifesaving?

October 14, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 81

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

Why the Pentagon Continues to Pester Mathematicians

October 13, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 80

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: 117

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

Devils’ Fight Club: Evolution vs. Cancer

September 29, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 269

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.

The Future from Our Past: Molecular Fossils & Climate Change

September 19, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 154

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.

Can Neutrino Oscillation Explain the Universe?

September 18, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 329

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