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    What Is Love, Scientifically Speaking?

    Megan Cuerden Love: an intense feeling of deep affection. We’ve all felt it; requited, unrequited, the first time you saw Harry Styles on X-Factor and never looked back. Love, like all emotions, can be stripped back right to the root cause: chemicals. Scientists generally split love into three emotions:...
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    Dr Elizabeth Blackwell: America’s First Woman in Medicine

    Megan Cuerden Choosing just one inspirational woman in the field of science for this article was the hardest part of it all. There are countless women who deserve to be celebrated, some who have already been covered by Impact and I’m sure there are many more articles yet to...
  • Science of Fear: What Happens When You’re Afraid?

    Megan Cuerden When you think about it, what is it that gets you really scared? For me, it’s always been that scene in Harry Potter with the insane number of spiders. Paranormal activity can send me off to sleep like a lullaby, but one small spider and I’m off...