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  Whilst the many dangers of fracking have been known for a while, such as air contamination and the pollution of groundwater, the oil-industries gung-ho attitude to environmental issues has fomented...

On February 23rd SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft successfully delivered 5,500 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station. This was not the first time that the private space company had achieved this...

A team of Belgian scientists using NASA’s Spitzer space telescope have recently discovered a system of seven exoplanets orbiting the star TRAPPIST-1, roughly forty light years from Earth. Three of the...

I am not a huge personal fan of politics, getting into the SciTech section but as science is inevitably bound up with politics to some extent, particularly in the apportioning of research grants, I suppose...

Researchers at Cambridge University have proposed a new way of combating people’s susceptibility to believing fake news. Described as a “vaccine”, the strategy aims to provide people with the tools...

Following the UN Paris agreement on climate change, the University of the West of England respond and commits to the plan that was introduced on 4 November 2016. UWE celebrates the coming of all nations...

  A lot has happened since the conference began which may affect the outcomes, not least the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. There had been the expectation that Hillary...

No, this has nothing to do with numerology, but instead has to do with the ways in which strains of flu change and imprint people over the years. This process has been going on forever although it has...

  It was set to appear in our skies on the 14th of November and to be the biggest and brightest supermoon since January 26th 1948. Unfortunately for most of us in the southwest it didn’t live up...

Dark matter was first hypothesized to exist in the 1930s when Fritz Zwicky made the observation that Einstein’s field equations for gravity demand an extra element to explain the rotational speeds of...