• The Science Show Episode 3 – Black History Month

    Matthew Bird Join Matt, Feyin and Rian for the latest episode of The Science Show, celebrating Black History Month. Feyin interviews Professor Sarah Sharples and Dr Stacy Johnson, while Rian catches up with Kundai, the Welfare Secretary of Nottingham’s Women’s Engineering Society. And, as ever, Matt brings us the...
  • Psychology Of Horror Films: Why Do We Like Being Scared?

    Gemma Cockrell Horror films are an essential part of the Hallowe’en season, however, with horror being defined as ‘an extremely strong feeling of fear and shock’ – it seems strange that we are so eager to watch something that is made with the purpose and intention to scare us....
  • Breakthrough Asymptomatic Testing Service In Development By UoN Scientists To Control Hidden Covid-19 Transmission

     Lauren McGaun Today, the University announced that it is currently developing an in-house testing service to tackle the asymptomatic transmission of Coronavirus as students and staff return to campus. Whilst evidence is mixed on the extent of asymptomatic transmission of COVID-19, scientists have suggested that up to 80% of...
  • A Guide To Bitcoin

    Rian Patel Bitcoin is the first, most valued, and well-known type of cryptocurrency. At time of writing, 1 Bitcoin is worth around £9,000. How does Bitcoin work? What even is a Bitcoin? What are Blockchain and Mining? This article aims to answer a bank of questions to dig deeper...
  • Handy Guide To COVID-19 Terminology

    Do you know your surgical face masks from your face coverings? What about the difference between R and R0? In this handy guide, Ruth Bentley guides you through the words and phrases that have defined the coronavirus crisis. Basic reproduction number (R0): The average number of people that one...
  • The Ultimate Guide To Face Masks And Coverings

    During the past few months of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a new staple added to everyone’s daily attire: the face mask. With so many different types appearing, it can be hard to know which are the best in terms of efficacy and practicality. Hopefully, a little light...
  • Proportion of Chemsitry professors in the UK who are female

    Equality And Diversity Crisis In Chemistry

    On the 4th of June 2020, a highly respected chemistry journal published an ‘offensive and misguided’ opinion piece claiming efforts to improve ‘diversity of the workforce’ were resulting in ‘discrimination against the most meritorious candidates’....