Biology

500th Anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Death

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Today, to mark the 500th anniversary of his death, we pay tribute to one of the greatest minds humankind has ever had: Leonardo Da Vinci. Leonardo Da Vinci: Artist or Scientist? (Sona Popat) Leonardo Da Vinci (Figure 1), who was born on April 15th, 1452 and died on May 2nd, 1519, was an Italian polymath, […]

Environment

Dead Zones in the Marine Ecosystem

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Hypoxic regions, also known as “dead zones”, are areas of the marine ecosystem characterised by a loss, or very low concentration, of oxygen. The number of dead zones worldwide has quadrupled over the last half century.[1] Over this period, many aquatic ecosystems have perished, and a large number of water dwelling creatures have felt the […]

Environment

Earth Day 2019- Protect our Species!

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The first Earth Day was held nearly 50 years ago in 1970 when 20 million Americans united to launch a modern environmental movement. Since then, many innovative laws have been passed as a result of these annual mobilisations. Within a year, it lead to the formation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, as well […]

Magazine

Who Owns Space?

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Introduction The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 agreed that Space exploration ‘shall be the province of all mankind’.[1] At the time, this was sufficient. Satellites were beginning to be sent up into the atmosphere and in 1961 Yuri Gagarin had become the first man to leave Earth, but the prospect of deep space exploration on […]

Computer Science

Humans as Robots, Robots as Humans

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Robots are becoming more human, but are humans becoming like robots? Social media, college admissions, work: these are all aspects of our daily lives where we are exemplified for perfection. A human appearance, facial recognition, and individual thought: these are traits thought to encompass the most intelligent robots. But what draws the line between the […]