Monthly Archives: December 2013

How much power do the media have over public opinions?

I’m sure many of you are registered bone marrow and organ transplant donors. Taking the wide acceptance of these transplant procedures into account, why has there been such uproar over mitochondrial transplant through a pioneering IVF technique? I personally think … Continue reading

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Roots, STEM and an interest that never leaves

“Why is the sky blue?” “Why did the dinosaurs die?” “Where does the sun go when it sets?” These are common questions posed by inquisitive young minds with a thirst for knowledge. When I return home from university, my eight … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas! So where are all my toys?

Think back to when you were 5 and the feeling of joy when you ran downstairs on Christmas morning and opened piles of presents and found that giant box of Lego, spending all Christmas day building houses and cars. Then … Continue reading

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The Cost of Knowledge

Ever found that perfect research article for an essay, then three clicks later been greeted with this? Find it frustrating? Me too. Restricting access to research by placing it behind paywalls appears counterproductive. Research is useless if it cannot be … Continue reading

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“Scientists never have fun”!

This afternoon, David Roger from STEM Outreach spoke about the increasing importance of inspiring children to take STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects. He stated that 42% of firms requiring STEM skills have difficulty finding STEM-skilled staff. So why … Continue reading

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A digital era

How do you get your news? After today’s talk by Rachel Kerr from BBC News Online, I was left considering the changes in the media world as it becomes increasingly web-based. The digital era is rising.  Newspaper sales are on … Continue reading

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Opening up Research for Patients

Advances in technology have rapidly changed almost every aspect of day-to-day life with people of almost every generation now with a smart phone or some other sort of gadget that is designed to make life easier. A lot of these … Continue reading

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