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Does Rock Music Make You Happier?

Margaret Laurie explores the benefit of listening to heavy metal music on a regular basis.

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Weapons of tumour mass destruction: a role for bacteria in the war on cancer

August 24, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 558

Síle Johnson goes behind enemy lines to investigate the potential of bacteria as an alternative therapy in cancer treatment.

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Meditations on mindfulness: all it’s cracked up to be?

August 10, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 527

Mindfulness-based therapy - as a more 'natural' alternative to drugs - to treat depression or anxiety is very popular at the moment. But how much of the recent zeal for mindfulness is rooted in science, and how much is marketing?

In chemistry, as in life, you often follow the arrows to get to your goal.
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Follow the Arrows

August 3, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 579

Let chemistry student Debbie Nicol take you on a guided tour of the complex and often mysterious pathways of organic chemical reactions.

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The Urban Jungle

July 28, 2015 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 834

Claire Harris uncovers the hidden lives of the animals that have made a home out of our towns and cities.

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The Water Challenge – Tasty Notes

July 23, 2015 • Features • Views: 421

We continue our reports from Glasgow's water challenge with Dr. Jane Stanley talking about ‘Lab Notes’ and ‘Tasty Notes’.

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The POST: The importance of posting your research everywhere

July 20, 2015 • Features • Views: 539

This article is Part III of III of our POST interview series with Dr Abbi Hobbs. In this final section of the interview, we consider the role scientists should have in governing bodies, and Dr Hobbs offers advice to young scientists who want their research to have a real impact on society.

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“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards” – Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

July 15, 2015 • Features, Social Sciences • Views: 989

Kirsty McLean investigates the daunting world of false memories and memory manipulation.