• Farm on a rooftop overlooking a city

    Are Urban Farms The Future?

    Due to decreasing green space suitable for farming, and an increasing population, urban farms could be a great way to feed our expanding cities. Urban farming is not a new discovery. Nevertheless, only recently has it experienced increased interest and demand. In 2015, the urban farming industry was valued...
  • What Are The Starlink Satellites?

    Many of us are very focused on what is down here on the ground that we forget what is above us. Unbeknown to some, there are a few new additions that have been popping up in Earth’s orbit over the past year: SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites. SpaceX, as you may...
  • ‘They Don’t Make Them Like That Anymore’ – How We Can Look Into History For Fashion’s Sustainable Future

    There are few occasions where one can look at history and think ‘they did it better back then’. However, when it comes to historical attitudes towards clothing, we must look to our ancestors to help us overcome our undeniable global environmental crisis....
  • Leaving Lockdown: The Shopping Experience.

    On Sunday the 28th June, I left my house for the first time in months - not just for a walk to the park or to do a food shop - but to actually go shopping in the Intu Victoria Centre in Nottingham. And honestly it was wonderful....
  • DNA in a puzzle

    Centenary of the Birth of Rosalind Franklin: the backbone of DNA’s double helix

    In biology class you will have heard of Watson and Crick. But Rosalind Franklin often remains a scientist less mentioned and less recognised. In this article, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Rosalind’s birth, Gwennan Ward looks back on the life of a brilliant, and all too short life. On...
  • Holidays That Might Have Been: Oceania Road Trip

    Right now, I should be meeting my partner at Christchurch Airport to celebrate the end of my year abroad and 6 months apart to begin a ‘mega trip’ across New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and Fiji. Instead, the height of my lockdown has been sitting in a...
  • Space Mining and Lunar Bases

    Space, stars, satellites, shuttles. So many of us share these fascinations, including Impact writer Rian Patel. We stare up into the skies and wonder about our continual exploration of space. Recently, we have marvelled at SpaceX satellites as they dance and travel through our night skies, but there is...