Holly Leslie reflects on the origin of this year’s Nobel prize-winning, CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and explores how scientists are beginning to use gene editing approaches on their quest for new medical treatments in hereditary disease.
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The Royal Astronomical Society made a striking announcement in September which led to a lot of speculation. Deep Bandivadekar discusses what it really meant and the way forward.
Can humans ever achieve immortality? Thomas explains why this may be impossible, referring to a small species of non-ageing jellyfish.
Researchers find that motherly grooming, even after being independent, has unprecedented benefits to young chimps for life. Saugat Bolakhe explores the evolutionary advantages maternal love and shares how the ‘alpha male’ is often wrongfully portrayed in human culture.
Fursonas are more than just colourful and engaging avatars. Dzachary Zainudden explores how furries design and utilise them to express their idealised selves.
2020 was nothing short of surprises. Diana reflects upon three major events that took place in 2020 and takes a closer look into how they might all be linked.
Regular eye tests offer early, non-invasive detection not just of ophthalmic problems but of a host of general health conditions that are increasing in prevalence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Given this, Siobhan McGeechan asks: why aren’t we prioritising eye care?
John Carlo Jadormeo Combista explores the ethical issues surrounding the convergence between neurodiversity and autism.