Bitcoin: A Comprehensive Introduction

In the first part of a new four-part series on Bitcoin Sean Leavey explains the basics of the much-talked-about crypto-currency:
Bitcoin has recently been creating a storm not only in communities across the web but also in legislative bodies across the world. This crypto-currency is a quasi-anonymous distributed electronic monetary system that ignores national borders, banks and economic doctrines. With those buzzwords well and truly outed, it’s time to understand how it all works. More


The Sun: A Closer Look

Sophia Clarke investigates solar flares with a trained and careful eye More


Promiscuous Primates Hold Key to Animal Intelligence Research

theGIST reports: Professor Dick Byrne at Glasgow Skeptics in the Pub More


Personalised cancer medicine: the path of knowledge

Eirini-Maria Lampraki takes a look at the future of personalised medicine. More


A long walk or a giant leap?

How did trapdoor spiders get to New Zealand? Vikki Smith reports from the edge of spider research. More


Party Animals

Tim Revell and Emilie Steinmark take a look at animal experience with intoxicating substances. More


Is your personal music player doing you damage?

It’s happened to all of us – you walk past someone and you can hear every beat, riff and wail coming from their headphones. If you’ve ever wondered whether this could be damaging their hearing, the answer is yes. In the past, noise-induced hearing loss typically affected industrial workers, because they experienced prolonged exposure to … More


A Need to Chill

This autumn yielded yet another hypothesis on the Mpemba effect; are we closer to an answer? Emilie Steinmark wraps up warm and finds out More


Emotional vs Academic Intelligence: A Timetable Clash

Jessica Mclaren investigates whether we should start teaching our children emotional intelligence. More


And Now For Something Completely Similar

Fractals are possibly one of the most iconic images of mathematics. Timothy Revell writes about one of the most famous examples, the Mandelbrot Set.
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Ununpentium – The 115th Element

Becky Douglas introduces you to the newest addition to the periodic table: Ununpentium! More


A Genital Introduction

Vikki Smith provides a penetrating insight into the fascinating world of genitalia, using as few innuendos as possible More