All posts tagged Biology

Women, Apes and Ancient Aliens.

I’ve been watching strings of baby chimp and orangutan videos to get me through 3rd year dread and I can’t help but notice how ape-like humans are. On the train I […]

Relationship MythBusters.

“If you love someone, let them go. If it’s meant to be, they’ll come back to you”, “opposites attract”, and “absence makes the heart grow fonder”. Everyone’s guilty of having […]

Embryo Screening – The Ethics of ‘Designer Babies’.

Nearly 40 years ago, the first ‘test tube baby’ was born. Since then, technological innovation has propelled forward at an unprecedented rate, allowing contemporary science to enable the prospect of ‘designer […]

Embryo Screening – Do We Deserve to Know the Future?   

  DNA is mostly locked up safely inside our cells, where it is used as an instruction manual to make every conceivable part of the human body. Cells are dying […]

The ethics of medical data records – is sharing, caring? [1/2]

In contemporary society, as the surveillance state and ‘big brother’ watch us scuttle around in the city below, privacy becomes an ethical issue that is deserving of a spotlight. Whilst the ‘incognito’ tab […]

Is the Government Responsible for our Individual Happiness? – [2/2] 

This week’s Headcandy theme is perhaps one of the most difficult yet in the column to address from a scientific perspective. Firstly, is happiness quantifiable? Perhaps to a very limited extent in the form of pleasure; […]

The Art of Science

As part of the Fashion and Style exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland, Kate and Helen Storey’s Dark Lung Dress is exhibited. Unlike much of the exhibition – which […]