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
Sophia Akiva On the 23rd June 2016, the public voted for Brexit: Britain’s exit from the European Union, an event which will inevitably affect the careers of scientists both in the UK and the European Union. It is difficult to predict what the long-term outcome of Brexit will be and many of the arguments supporting … Continue reading UK Science After Brexit
Sophia Akiva That time of year has come around once again. The weather grows dreary and the rain starts to feel never ending. As we battle the elements on our trek back from lectures we feel a resurgence of fresher's flu that we hoped was gone for good. We look back with longing at happier … Continue reading What If We Eradicate All Disease?
Sophia Akiva On November 12th, 2016, the leader of the first space nation addressed their new citizens. Perhaps this is how future historians will remember the rise of Asgardia, a pacifist nation located on an orbiting satellite and founded by Russian scientist and businessman Dr Igor Ashurbeiyli. There have already been over half a million … Continue reading Asgardia: A Space Nation