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theGIST Interviews Monumental

Scotland has a rich history as a powerhouse of science and innovation, from the Scottish Enlightenment to the present day. Scots like James Watt and Joseph Black were pioneers whose contributions pushed us into the modern world. But where are the women and what are their stories? TheGIST caught up with some of the people behind GSF’s Monumental.

Coffee – The Wonder Drug?

Every morning, scores of us effectively wake up in two steps: firstly when we crash back from the peaceful planes of sleep, and secondly when we gulp down the brain-activating drink that is coffee.

Back to your Roots

Common chimpanzees are no longer considered our closest evolutionary relative as new evidence shines a light on how a different species may claim that title.