Dentist? Eh, no my teeth are fine. Look. No need for the dentist here. Nope.
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Neigh chance I’m seeing the dentist, trot on!

Rebekah Kennedy explores the history of equine dentistry, from Aristotle to modern molecular microbiology.

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Eye-Robot: An insight into the growing field of bionic vision

October 1, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences • Views: 286

Artificial vision is closer than you might have imagined. Discover how scientists are innovating new ways to treat blindness.

The structure of the Ebola virus under stained under microscope. Image by Cynthia Goldsmith.

A Game of Hide-And-Seek: The Search For Ebola’s Animal Past

September 28, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 352

Investigating the mysterious death of a young Guinean boy who holds the key to understanding the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

Could we one day see geothermal energy produced in Icelandic power plants such as the one above supplying the UK with electricity? Image credit: Gretar Ívarsson via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-NC 2.0 License)

Geothermal energy in the UK: Hot topic or a Utopian dream?

September 24, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 713

With the need for a carbon neutral, non-finite energy ever growing, could geothermal energy be the energy source that provides for the UK?


The new world of giant viruses

September 21, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 483

We all have an idea of what viruses are; not the malicious programs that infect our laptops, but the infectious agents that cause diseases like Ebola or the flu. These biological viruses are generally smaller than bacteria, consisting of a small amount of genetic material (DNA or RNA) and an outer

Fluorescence image of a fairy shrimp injesting dye coated microplastics (green dots. Image credit: University of Exeter via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0 License)

A “Small” Plastic Waste Problem

September 17, 2015 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 513

From pesticides in your food to government policy, Alastair Davy discusses the issues surrounding microplastics.

The Microbial Connection. Image by Kaitlyn Hair.

Me, Myself and Microbes

September 14, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 678

Kaitlyn Hair plunges into the microscopic world of the gut flora and questions how much influence our guts really have on our feelings.

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DNA Robots: The Medicinal Revolution?

September 3, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 451

Kirsty McLean investigates an unconventional drug delivery system that seems more science fiction than science fact.