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  • Apr 09 2021

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    While public health announcements focus on the Hands, Face, Space message and the worldwide vaccine roll out aims to curb new cases, we have neglected to keep up with research into new treatments for those who contract covid-19. When covid-19 sent the world into lockdowns in March 2020, new research...

  • Apr 02 2021

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    Is freezing your body the stuff of nightmares, science fiction, or a future technology to aid long space travel? I’m not sure many people would have turned down an opportunity to take a cryogenic sleep through the last year, I certainly wish it had been an option. Let’s explore the science of cryoge...

  • March 6 2021

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    (This article was originally written in June 2019) There are plenty of books, apps, self-help guides, and “Gurus” who claim they can help you find your true love. However, can science help us find “the one”? Are there reasons for the saying “opposites attract”? Science has even investigated whether ...

  • March 6 2021

    Even after the year that was 2020, I’ve spotted countless articles and media outlets “helping” people set New Year’s resolutions and kick bad habits. Whilst I’m not one to usually set a resolution, this year I want to do more of what I love which includes these articles. So now the thesis is in and ...

  • March 6 2021

    From my big, arms-outstretched morning yawn, to my stifled awkward supressed facial stretches in online meetings, I yawn a lot. From Hippocrates to the modern day, scientists have long pondered over the reasons why we yawn. Here we’ll look at some of the explanations and discover if other species al...

  • March 6 2021

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    Since the start of lockdown in the UK back in March, the government has been “tweaking” its covid-19 testing strategy. Targeted testing, only symptomatic people, mass testing etc. Until last week (6th Nov, 2020), the only widely available tests were PCR (I’ll explain more in a moment). However, Live...

  • March 6 2021

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    At the start of lockdown in the UK back in March (2020, if anyone needs reminding…), doctors surgeries closed their doors to walk in appointments and everything went as online as possible. Whilst many would have been sceptical of a virtual consultation, I also think many have been surprised. GP surg...

  • March 6 2021

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    To many, time is a way of telling us when to do things or expect things to be done: when to meet, when to eat, when to sleep, but what is the scientific definition of time? One source defines it as the “indefinite and continuous duration…in which events succeed one another“, meaning the past is the ...

  • March 6 2021

    As we pass 6 months of lockdown measures in the UK, some long term symptoms of covid-19 are starting to emerge. Alongside viral fatigue and continued breathing difficulties, less obvious, neurological, health problems are becoming more of a concern. So what do we know about the effects of coronaviru...

  • March 6 2021

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    Could honeybee venom be used to kill aggressive cancel cells? This is the news out this month (Sept’ 2020) from research into bee venom. We all know how wonderful and important the honeybee is to our lives, but could its venom now be a key to cancer prognosis? Honeybees are fundamental to life on Ea...

  • March 6 2021

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    I recently heard this line in an episode of popular American sitcom Modern Family, "sitting is the new smoking". It was an off hand comment but during the pandemic, lockdown and general office-style working, sitting has risen exponentially. What evidence is there that sitting is bad for our health? ...

  • March 6 2021

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         What is the best way to explain dark energy? We know it is somehow driving the accelerating expansion of the universe, but is it a mysterious form of energy? Is it a property of the fabric of spacetime itself? Is it an invisible force field? We come across these sorts of answers when we search ...