A wall to wildlife: how nature will be affected by Trump’s wall

To say Trump’s wall is controversial is like saying leaving the EU has been a minor nuisance. The associated government shutdown has been wreaking havoc across America, including the science sector, where data has been lost, researchers are struggling without pay, and science as a whole is losing out. However, conservationists and environmentalists are worried […]

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IBM leads quantum computing charge

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionise our computing capabilities, and IBM’s recent announcement of their Q System One suggests that huge strides are being made towards utilising them for practical purposes in business environments. The Q System One is “the world’s first fully integrated universal quantum computing system designed for scientific and commercial use” […]

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“What is Life? How Chemistry Becomes Biology” By Addy Pross: A Book Review

Picture Credit: FreeCliparts  The book revolves around the differences between animate and inanimate matter, and why organisms are so unique in relation to the environment that they live in. Throughout the book, Pross emphasises our ignorance towards the biological sciences, even going as far as comparing it to humanity’s understanding of physics before the 20th […]

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Brooker’s Merocyanine and Solvatochromism: How a chemical changes colour depending on its solvent

Picture Credit: NileRed (CC BY-SA 4.0) Dissolved in each member of this assortment of vials seen to the right is Brooker’s Merocyanine (or MOED). This prismatic array of solutions arises from very different interactions seen in each vessel between solvent (the liquid) and MOED (the solute). The fascinating property that allows the colour changes is […]

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