Science & Technology
Plan B’s case is one of many to be brought against national governments by citizens and charities for failing to adequately tackle dangerous levels of greenhouse gas emission and prevent ecological degradation. Anna Lancry argues, however, that by focussing on the unique origins of the UK Climate Change Act, the principles of equity and precaution, and their application to long-term carbon target setting, the case is significantly different from others of its kind.
As the new year begins, Ashleigh Chester looks back at the most significant scientific advances of 2017.
Tom Harrison asks if we could apply the principles of Lucas Plan to reinvent industry for a sustainable future.
Our former Editor in Chief, Tom Harrison, examines the catastrophe unfolding before our eyes, and what ignoring it could cost.
Fariha Azad examines the implications of this ground-breaking discovery on the future of physics, astronomy, and us.
In this interdisciplinary article, Jack Thomas explores the promise of virtual reality technology and what it may offer to the world of art.
With increasing threats of more aggressive strains of bacteria, our Science and Technology editor, Natércia Rodrigues-Lopes, discusses the future of antibiotics.
After months of debate following the discovery of four new elements, the official names for elements 113, 115, 117 and 118 have recently been confirmed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Our Science and Technology editor Ashleigh Chester reports.
Our Managing Editor, Tom Harrison, looks at the current state of our atmosphere and why it should terrify us.
Natércia Rodrigues examines the science behind our current policy regarding cannabis usage.
Colm Whitehead reviews recent, exciting advances in Terahertz technology.
Aine Clarke discusses the multifarious struggles that nations, rich and poor, face against the impacts of a changing climate.
Kevin Shaabi breaks down the convoluted issues pertaining to European energy and its reliance on Russian gas.
Clement Mawby discusses the significance of the recent discovery of Gravitational Waves, in the context of Einstein’s famous theory of General Relativity.
Our Managing Editor, Tom Harrison, looks at the future of mobility and examines how technological developments now point strongly to a future in electric cars.
Nani Fazlur Rahman discusses the relationship between Intellectual Property Rights and the Right to Health, arguing big pharma favours the former often at the expense of the latter.
Joe Rosettenstein, in conversation with Alyssa Gilbert, looks at the impacts of the recent political upheaval on climate change action.
Tom Harrison examines the role genetically modified organisms must play in feeding the ever-increasing global population.
Joe Rosettenstein examines the far-reaching impacts of El Niño, and discusses the challenges it presents to today’s climate scientists.
Fariha Azad investigates if quantum computers could end the equality of the internet
Tom Harrison asks if the West’s comfort and access to technology has caused us to lose our empathy for the refugees desperately trying to join us.
Tom Grimes asks people to question current attitudes to nuclear power, and if they should change.
Remi Williams, a student on placement at the Midlands Fertility Centre, examines if the capability of cryopreservation of eggs has been overstated.
Tom Harrison examines if the future of Europe’s renewable energy supply lies in the Sahara Desert.
In the wake of the revelations about VW’s use of defeat devices to pass emissions regulations, our Tom Harrison asks: Have diesels had their day?
Tom Harrison, our Science & Technology Editor, reflects on his experience of climate change in his native Somerset.
Jamie Baross asks: Has our belief in science been misplaced, and can we place our trust in the peer-review process?
Tom Harrison, our Science & Technology Editor, looks at the damage humanity can do to its home through the harrowing microcosm of Nauru.
Our Science and Technology Editor argues that the Fukushima disaster is the best argument for nuclear power. But why are governments seemingly reluctant?