The Real Horrors of the Animal Kingdom

Jonathan Cooke If don’t like Halloween much, with the plethora of ghouls and zombies prowling the streets in search of sweets, be thankful you don’t live in the undergrowth. Many of the creepy tales and monsters we create are nothing compared to the nightmarish ways some organisms live their lives. This Halloween, let’s take a … Continue reading The Real Horrors of the Animal Kingdom

The Science of Stranger Things

Richard Kaskiewicz This article contains spoilers. Now you may well have seen the eight-episode miniseries full of 80s nostalgia, which has become somewhat of a sensation over the last few months. I’m talking of course, about Netflix’s Stranger Things. And if you haven’t, well... Go! Watch it now! What are you waiting for? The show … Continue reading The Science of Stranger Things

Who Were The Neanderthals?

Christopher Butler The Neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) was humans’ closest relative. We are so incredibly similar that scientists have considered grouping modern humans and Neanderthals together under one subspecies– I challenge you to distinguish between a Siberian and a Bengal tiger, which is an equivalent relationship. No doubt we too looked and acted very similar to … Continue reading Who Were The Neanderthals?

The Element of Surprise: Things You Didn’t Know About The Periodic Table

Dan Chesman If you were to walk into any school science laboratory and not see a periodic table on the wall, I would eat my own underwear. This seemingly unordered array of squares in a sort-of-but-not-really-rectangular shape takes its mammoth foot and stamps on your tiny ant of an Excel spreadsheet. It’s probably the most … Continue reading The Element of Surprise: Things You Didn’t Know About The Periodic Table

The Autumnal Rainbow: Why Do Leaves Go Different Colours?

Aleksandra Nikoniuk It’s here again; the most colourful season of the year. While walking down the street you might wonder why green leaves, which surround us in the summer, suddenly change their colours. Why do they go through all the hassle of displaying such a variety of shades and tones when it seems much easier … Continue reading The Autumnal Rainbow: Why Do Leaves Go Different Colours?