• 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...
  • Frozen Ark

    How many animals can you fit in a freezer? Well, if you’re the Frozen Ark the answer is around 5000. Within the freezers of the Frozen Ark are ear clips, blood samples and organ tissues of Arabian Oryxes, Polynesian Tree Snails, Sacred Baboons, Yellow Seahorses, and many, many more...
  • DNA @ Lakeside Arts

    DNA is Nottingham New Theatre’s latest collaboration with Lakeside Arts, combining all the talent of the student actors with the creative flare of the highly experienced director Giles Croft and his innovative assistant Amy Crighton. The play follows ten teens wound up in the manslaughter of their friend Adam....
  • Preview: DNA

    Showing Tuesday 14th May – Saturday 18th May at 7:30pm and Wednesday 15th and Saturday 18th May 2pm, DNA at (the very plush) Lakeside Arts is a great break from the world in a reflection of morality in the face of tragedy that started out as just “banter”. Adam...
  • DAMN. Review: “Kendrick Lamar is unrivalled”

    JUST REMEMBER: WHAT HAPPENS ON EARTH STAYS ON EARTH. Now that you’ve had the long weekend to digest Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. it’s time to be taken through the album, and to see why Kung Fu Kenny is still the best in the game. “The very nature of the album is...
  • Designer Babies and the Creation of Superman – What is CRISPR?

    These days, it doesn’t matter if you’re a hard-core science nerd or simply a casual I Fucking Love Science browser on Facebook – big news will reach you anyway, and in 2016, nothing is bigger than CRISPR, the shiny, new genetic modification tool that is already on track to...
  • One Child, Three Parents?

    Imagine growing up having not two, but three genetic parents – one father and two mothers. Impossible? Actually, this may soon become a reality, with new research being developed to combat mitochondrial diseases. Mitochondria are parts of your cells that are the ‘power stations’ – they provide energy for...