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Farming Resistance

Amy Irvine discusses antibiotic resistance and modern animal agriculture.

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Neglected Diseases: Is the Plague Coming Back?

April 29, 2016 • Features • Views: 320

The invisible threat – Ines Vollmer investigates overlooked infectious diseases that should worry you.

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Britain’s Sugar Tax: Will it be a Sweet Deal?

April 29, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 601

Last month, Chancellor George Osborne outlined the government’s economic plans in the 2016 Budget. This included the surprise introduction of a national sugar levy on soft drinks to combat childhood obesity. But will it work? In this article, Jiska van der Reest reviews the science behind the

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The Bright Future of Nuclear Power

April 27, 2016 • Features, Physical Sciences • Views: 410

By arguing for Integral Fast Reactors, John Lindberg explores the lesser-known sibling of conventional nuclear power and its immense potential - if we decide to challenge the status quo.


What Makes an Outbreak?

April 25, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 538

How do bacteria we consider household names cause such widespread disease and panic?


SPA Best Specialist Award – We WON!

April 10, 2016 • Features • Views: 638

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The Poet Inside All of Us

April 6, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 679

Lovisa Sundin explores the poetry-penning algorithms of our minds.

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Can Antibiotics Actually Make an Infection Worse?

April 1, 2016 • Features, Life Sciences • Views: 524

Millions of people in the UK take antibiotics every year to clear infection, but in some cases, could they actually be doing more harm than good?