Life and Environmental Sciences News

Have model organisms evolved too far?

Microscope picture of an e. coli bacterium

A model organism used in laboratories for the past 100 years has evolved so extensively that it may no longer be fit for purpose.

Six facts about hangovers

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Dr Sally Adams uncovers the science behind hangovers - and explains whether we can avoid them!

Rethinking mountain water security

Mountain range with ice reflected in water

Water security in mountain regions relies on an understanding of the interlinks of water supply and demand that goes far beyond the study of glacier melt.

Keeping 1.5 degrees alive

People walking down a city street at sunset

We know that we must keep global temperature increase to below 1.5⁰C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.