Who hasn't spotted a plane and those wispy white trails and thought, "I wonder where they're headed? Wherever it is, I wish I were jetting off too". However, those wispy white clouds are a huge cost to the environment and now subject to conspiracy theorists. Here we will debunk the theories, explain why contrails are such a problem, and how geoengineering could be here to help.
We are humans. No matter our gender, race or ability, we are human. We are all made from the same cell types and the same huge DNA blueprint. However, we each express or suppress genes differently creating the diverse world we have today. So why don't pharmaceuticals represent this?
We've all heard the joke (although I'm not sure it should be classed as a joke) about why the chicken crossed the road. Well forget roads, why can't chickens fly? I was recently asked this question by a good friend who wanted me to investigate; Sherlock was on the case. What about other birds though? Here we'll discuss some of the most famous flightless birds.
Mitochondria are powerhouses of our cells and until recently we were thought to inherit them only from our mothers. However, new research may be about to change the textbooks.
The contraceptive pill was introduced in 1961 and changed women's lives forever. It gave women choice and an alternative to having children. It was part of a revolution and has even been hailed as one of the greatest scientific discoveries of the 20th Century. However, after almost 60 years, is there a male contraceptive around the corner which could split the responsibility of a couple's contraceptive options?
Winter is upon us in the UK, bringing with it the season of colds, flus and winter vomiting bugs. Urgh. We also pile on the pounds over the festive period, and soon we will be inundated with diet pills and potions. The lack of sun, colder days, and excess food and drink can impact us in different ways, but can supplements help?