• Pictorial representation of planet earth surrounded by thousands of satellites in low earth orbit

    Practising The Clean-Up Of Space

    Christina Giallombardo Looking up at the night sky with the naked eye and seeing nothing but darkness and a few stars, it’s hard to imagine the sheer volume of space debris (also known as space junk) orbiting the Earth. The space junkyard gives us a glimpse back in time....
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    Infinitely Irrational: A Slice of Pi

    Adam Goriparthi Amidst the chaos, it’s time to appreciate everyone’s favourite mathematical constant: pi. Apt for Pi-sces month, March 14th (3/14, in the US date format) marks another Pi Day—named for the first 3 digits of the number (sadly not in the British calendar format). Pi is something non-mathematicians...
  • A hedgerow with many colourful flowers grows next to a winding country road

    The Humble Hedge And The UK’s Net Zero Target

    Lucy Woodward They might not seem like the Bahamas to you or me, but Britain’s hedgerows are something of a paradise for a plethora of species that live there, and they play a surprisingly important role in carbon storage, too. A humble hedgerow can easily support over 3,000 different...
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    What Does It Take To Live At The Bottom Of The Ocean?

    Nila Varman The ocean, despite its size and resourcefulness, remains a mystery to humankind. It’s hard to fathom that only around 5% percent of our oceans have been explored and charted, leaving around 95% of it unexplored and unfamiliar. Initially perceived to be devoid of life forms, the pitch-dark,...
  • Photograph of a beaver at the edge of water near some rocks and wood

    The Reintroduction Of Beavers In Nottingham

    Daria Paterek Since the government announced a five-year trial to reintroduce beavers into the wild, more areas within England have been getting involved. Almost 400 years after beaver extinction in the UK, the government has realised the advantages of beavers within our ecosystem and committed plans to reintroduce them....
  • A statue of Alan Turing made from many layers of slate on show at Bletchley Park

    Alan Turing: Profile of a Genius Codebreaker

    Christina Giallombardo Alan Mathison Turing’s life was one filled with genius, innovation and secrets, all of which culminated in an untimely and tragic death. Turing was a mathematician, seen as the founding father of computers with his invention of ‘Turing Machines’. He was also gay at a time when...
  • Coloured pieces chalks on a dark background. The colours represent those of the LGBTQ flag: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple

    Systemic Inequalities and Insufficient Samples: A Dissection of Queerness in STEM

    Philippa Flanagan-Smith In the US and Europe, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions have always been dominated by white, cisgender men, usually from middle- and upper-class backgrounds. Despite pushes to broaden access to these fields, with schemes often targeting women, people from working-class backgrounds, and people from marginalised...