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The Wellcome Trust Ideas Lab: behind the cameras

Published on July 18th, 2015 | by Kristina Harrison

Highlights of the Wellcome Trust Ideas Lab event in Edinburgh by Kristina Harrison. Coming up with novel ideas. The non-stop battle for funding. Anti-social working hours. Starting with a hypothesis and finishing worlds apart from it.…... Read More



Demystifying Nutrition Myths

Published on June 20th, 2015 | by Dr Alex Johnstone and Dr Alex Mavroeidi

This is a guest post by Dr Alex Johnstone and Dr Alex Mavroeidi. We are excited to announce that the University of Aberdeen has launched a free online course known as a MOOC (Massive Online Open…... Read More



30 Days: March in Aberdeen

Published on April 3rd, 2015 | by Anna Ashton

Highlights of the month’s science news and upcoming events in April, compiled by Anna Ashton. Whale watching: a conservation threat? A study has been carried out by researchers from the University of Aberdeen to look at…... Read More


Plastic and other waste on Aberdeen beach

The Age of Plastics

Published on March 24th, 2015 | by Christina Nikolova

Aberdeen University Marine Society’s President, Christina Nikolova, talks about plastic pollution in the oceans and offers some advice to reduce your plastic footprint. Today’s society is dependent on two things — oil and plastic. In fact,…... Read More


Cannabis plant

Controversial Cannabis

Published on March 19th, 2015 | by Elizabeth Hay

Recently, you may have noticed a lot of media coverage on cannabis regarding its potential to induce psychosis and its medicinal properties. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme has been covering some of the issues and debating…... Read More



Two buns in the oven

Published on March 13th, 2015 | by Nick Payne

I am set to become an uncle for the first time as my sister is pregnant with twins! They are due in July meaning that they are unlikely to be Gemini (which is thematically disappointing) but…... Read More


Man experiencing Oculus Rift Virtual Reality glasses

Virtual Science

Published on March 10th, 2015 | by Ed Devlin

With every technological advancement, science finds ways to utilise new tools or build upon and improve long-established techniques. Medical imaging technologies, such as MRI or ultrasound, provided doctors with unprecedented minimally-invasive insights into patient health and…... Read More



30 days: February in Aberdeen

Published on March 3rd, 2015 | by Vanessa De Mello

A round-up of February’s news, and science events coming up in March. Compiled by Vanessa De Mello. Tuberculosis: identifying those susceptible Research led by Professor Gordon Brown at the University of Aberdeen has uncovered a receptor…... Read More

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