Do Video Games Really Cause Aggression?

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?

TRAPPIST-1: Could This Newfound Star System Hold Alien Life?

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?

Accidental Genius: Science in Serendipity

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

Why Do So Many Drugs Fail?

Jonathan James Major pharmaceutical companies like AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) invested a staggering 140 billion US dollars between 1997 and 2011 in drug research and development. The cost to the consumer also varies widely, with the drug Copaxone (used to treat multiple sclerosis) costing nearly $4,000 a dose in the US, compared to just $862 … Continue reading Why Do So Many Drugs Fail?