The Future of Genome Editing: Utopia or Dystopia?

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?

Hunting to Extinction

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

Tears of sadness and joy

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

We Might Be Able To Save Predators And Livestock At The Same Time.

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.