Science

Who you gonna call? Your female professors!

The number of women in academia is on the rise, but it remains important to remember that females are still facing harsh expectations that make working as a professor that much more difficult. Not only are there limitations like the gender pay gap...

Viruses: life’s greatest teachers

The complexity of life and the systems that underpin it have given scientists much to puzzle over and so much remains cloaked in mystery. In our search for understanding it is far too easy for us to classify certain bodily mechanisms as either...

Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber

There are a number of components of university life that come together to mean that students getting less sleep than recommended. Stress, lack of time, lengthy nights out, and so on all produce the same outcome: students turn up for classes worn out...

Do men and women lose weight differently?

If you are a female, weight loss advice you have been hearing is probably partially incorrect The majority of weight loss advice given out is based on the study of males and females collectively, but a recent set of experiments and a rising thread...

The danger of gendering children’s toys

The issue of gender has perhaps never been so contested as it is in today’s society. The ways in which we conceive of gender are increasingly being questioned to reveal many  problematic assumptions. An obvious example is the labelling of...

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