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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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Why the Pentagon Continues to Pester Mathematicians

October 13, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 69

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: 108

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: 261

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: 149

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: 317

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

Man Vs Maths and a Ship Filled with Gold

September 15, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences, Technology • Views: 775

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: 300

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.