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Science

Scientists propose an innovative new biodiversity target

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After shortfalls in tackling the biodiversity crisis, and an increase in pressure to save threatened species, environmental policy experts have teamed up to propose a new...

Positivity is a funny thing

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Want to make someone laugh? It’s easier to do so if they’re already in a good mood. But what if your own mood can actually affect how funny you are? Recent research at the...

Life-saving Coronavirus Drug Discovered

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A potentially life-saving drug to treat coronavirus has been found by researchers of Oxford University. The low-cost and globally available steroid, Dexamethasone, has been proven...

Post-pandemic plans for a green future

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In a letter addressed to the Prime Minister, 207 business leaders have called for measures to sustain a greener future post-pandemic. But what does this mean for economic...

Australian surfer dies in a shark attack

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A 60 year-old man has died following a shark attack in Australia on Sunday. Named as Rob Pedretti, the semi-retired surfer took the waters on Sunday not knowing it would be his...

UN Climate Summit postponed: coronavirus vs climate change?

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The UNFCCC has postponed COP26, the global climate summit due to be held in Glasgow. They state: “In light of the ongoing, worldwide effects of COVID-19, holding an ambitious,...

SpaceX celebrates the launch of their first manned mission

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On May 30th SpaceX celebrated the launch of their very first manned mission. This comes eighteen years after CEO Elon Musk founded the company with the ultimate aim of creating...

Lockdown lifted in New Zealand

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Phil Etchells discusses the relaxation of lockdown restrictions in New Zealand....

Tree loss progressing at an alarming rate

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Patrick Harland discusses how an area of primary forest the size of a football pitch was lost every six seconds in 2019. ...

Putin proclaims plight in the Arctic

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency today after an oil spill in a river in the Arctic circle. The spill occurred on Friday 31 May near the city of...