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How salt prevents ice–it’s not what you think

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During the winter, it is common to put salt on icy roads in order to prevent the formation of ice. It would be reasonable to assume that salt has ice-melting properties, or that...

Academics demand investigation into rising e-book prices

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An open letter addressed to the Eduction Committee MPs from university researchers calls for an investigation into rising e-book prices....

Wishing you a very spooky Christmas: the unconventional side to festive films

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Elizabeth Meade guides us through the unconventional holiday classics......

Science in your back garden: not just for kids anymore

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Science In Your Back Garden: it sounds like the name of some book that one uncle of yours would give you as a Christmas present. You know, the kind of book that would inspire your...

Word of the Week: Aglet

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Elizabeth Meade introduces readers to the aglet...

NCL Head of Psychology on body language research, mask communication strategies

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Elizabeth Meade interviews Dr. Gwyneth Doherty-Sneddon, NCL Head of Psychology, who unmasks body language and communication...

Our favourite paintings

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Our arts writers tell us about the paintings that mean the most to them...

The viral influence of books written by social media stars

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Elizabeth Meade questions the viral influence of books written by social media stars....

Scotland travel agents protest travel restrictions

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Elizabeth Meade writes on the recent protests outside the Scottish Parliament....

Is music from YouTube stars good for the music industry?

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Our music writers debate whether the rise of YouTube stars on music platforms is a positive thing for the industry....