Richard Kaskiewicz The history of science is littered with a myriad of debate and controversial studies undertaken to exact scientific progress. Take the theory of evolution, or the heliocentric model of the solar system, as two well-known examples. These theories challenged the societal norm and had stark implications on the nature of humanity. In more … Continue reading Controversial Science Studies
Fern Wilkinson Looking for a diet to shift that Easter chocolate? From standard calorie cutting diets like Weightwatchers and carbohydrate restricted diets such as Atkin’s, to more outlandish claims such as the Cabbage soup and Juicing diets, there’s no shortage to choose from. Despite being bombarded with choice and information telling us how each diet … Continue reading Is There a Right Answer in the Dieting Craze?
Vanessa Kam Oh, sugar! Did I just single-handedly finish that 12 pack of creme eggs for lunch? Perhaps you were disciplined enough to give chocolate up for lent, or maybe you ate all your Easter eggs in one day. Either way, it begs the question, is chocolate really addictive? Can we really become hooked on … Continue reading Chocoholics Anonymous
Helen Alford Over the years, there has been much controversy over whether video games are linked to aggression and violence in the younger population. Usually, the games discussed are first-person shooters or action-adventure games where the player has the option to use weapons. This type of game has often been cited as a potential influence … Continue reading Do Video Games Really Cause Aggression?
Jonathan Cooke For a species that is so often looking up to the stars thinking ‘are we alone?’, we tend to populate our fictional universes with less than benevolent compatriot species. Look at some of the more popular science fiction movies and stories to be released in the last century. War of the Worlds, Alien … Continue reading Are Aliens Out to Get Us?
Josh Bason On February 20th 2017, NASA announced a press conference to discuss a “discovery beyond our solar system”. Two days later they revealed the TRAPPIST-1 system; a series of seven earth-size planets orbiting a star 39 light years from Earth. The announcement of this discovery and the discussion that followed has circled one tantalising … Continue reading TRAPPIST-1: Could This Newfound Star System Hold Alien Life?
Alice Whitehead Many of the biggest discoveries in the science community have been borne out of the accidents of scientists or development of unrelated technologies. There have been countless examples over the past few centuries. Here we recount, arguably, the ten most important serendipitous discoveries: 10. Corn Flakes Image Credit: https://goo.gl/images/ZQiwuV One day in … Continue reading Accidental Genius: Science in Serendipity