The Importance of Tropical Forests: Why We Should Conserve Them and How They Affect the Rest of the World

Image Credit:Jami Dwyer Tropical forest constitutes the most diverse and complex biomes on Earth. Since Humboldt to the present day, the ecology of these biomes has been captivating and challenging scientists. The speciality of the ecology of these biomes reaches further than pure natural history; they are of key importance to the world: from timber, […]

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Scoping out Freshers’ Fair: The Oxford Student’s personal guide to all the student-run science and technology societies in Oxford

Image Credit: Photo © Jonathan Billinger (cc-by-sa/2.0) What better way is there to immerse yourself in science during your degree than by joining a student society? Here in Oxford there are a multitude of societies dealing with a myriad of different subject areas. Joining a society enables you to make friends with likeminded people, attend […]

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Ebola: Background and current Status

Image Credit: bhossfeld (CC0) Ebola is a highly virulent viral disease that spreads to humans from infected animals. Predominantly spreading throughout Africa, it was relatively obscure until 2013. Starting in 2013, a large scale outbreak shocked the world with the possibility that it could spread trans-nationally. Although it does seem that the defences against Ebola […]

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