Sophia Akiva Some hold the belief that humans were made in the image of an omnipotent being, while others consider us to have adapted through evolution to become the dominant species on our planet. The debate between these views is best left for another time, but for a species that has no natural predators, can … Continue reading Super-senses in the Animal Kingdom
Sophia Akiva Climate change is a scientific problem that is often erroneously portrayed as a matter of personal opinion. What remains of utmost importance is that the people responsible for making global decisions on the issues of climate change are well informed about the effects it will have on our world. Are the changes to … Continue reading A Chance at Salvation
Marina Sanz Orell It seems that, once again, we find ourselves at a point in history where reality begins to imitate fiction. We’ve seen countless examples of this during recent years, from gadgets that seem taken out of Doctor Who to space travelling projects that bring us closer to Star Trek. Image Credit: Pixabay In … Continue reading The Future of Genome Editing: Utopia or Dystopia?
Richard Kaskiewicz Pain is something that the vast majority of us will be subjected to on a daily basis. But what is pain exactly, how can we describe it or alleviate it? Why do we feel pain in the first place? Image Credit: Maxpixel The etymology of the word ‘pain’ can be traced back to … Continue reading Ouch!
Katy Drake Our planet is flirting dangerously with the sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. Humans the culprits; habitat destruction and direct exploitation of species the crimes. As the decline of terrestrial land mammals continues to accelerate, bushmeat hunting, in particular, has gained new attention. An international study, led by Professor William Ripple of … Continue reading Hunting to Extinction
Weilin Wu Watching The Notebook, cutting onions, or looking at your overdraft are all activities that may lead you to reach for the tissues. But, why do we do cry? Photographer Rose Lynn Fisher has recently captured the microscopic differences between tears of joy, grief, irritation and laughter, but why do different tears appear differently … Continue reading Tears of sadness and joy
Katy Drake The debate is ongoing; should lethal or nonlethal predator control methods be used to protect livestock? According to logic, if predators are killing livestock, by removing those predators, livestock losses should decrease. However, as there are legal, ethical and ecological risks at stake, common sense may no longer pass as sound justification. Image … Continue reading We Might Be Able To Save Predators And Livestock At The Same Time.