PhD Student in the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science, interested in all things science.

Errors in science reporting

Pitiful science reporting is wrong: astronaut Scott Kelly’s DNA is not 7 per cent different from that of his identical twin. Multiple articles asserted this, although it is basically impossible, as...

Reviving an oasis

Can Afghanistan and Iran work together to reverse an ecological catastrophe, and re-engineer a dead oasis? The Hamon oasis sits on the Iran-Afghanistan border in the Sistan region, near the Helmand...

The naked truth about mole-rats

Recent work suggests that naked mole-rats are highly durable, resistant to many diseases, and seemingly live without ageing.   The naked mole-rat has stood out to scientists for some time, as they...