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Does thinking scientifically lead to moral behaviour?

The memories of scandals such as Climategate are still fresh and could lead the general public to question the morals of scientists. However, there is now evidence suggesting that even thinking about science can lead to moral behaviour. A paper published in the journal PLoS one demonstrates possible links between exposure to science and moral or pro-social behaviours.

From cancerous livers to orbital manoeuvres

Cubesats – small (1 to 10 kg), cuboid satellites that can be launched into space cheaply – are something of a Strathclyde University and Glasgow speciality, with the StrathSEDs project developing new designs and Clyde-Space manufacturing them locally.