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Hayley McKay

A human in halloween costume introducing a bat house on a tree to a bat. Bat: Happy.

Protecting Bats: Not so Spooky After All

Bats are possibly one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented animals of all. For centuries, bats have been and still are associated with darkness, death and the unknown. But bats don’t deserve the scary persona they have been given. If they’re actually good to have around, how can we help them thrive?

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April Showers Bring May (Sun)Flowers

Spring is in the air—birds are chirping, the weather is warming, and as the proverb goes, ‘April showers bring May flowers.’

A portrait of Barbara McClintock picking out a chromosome from a cob of corn using a pair of tweezers. The text reads "Cytogeneticist, the discovery of transposons, the jumping genes".

Barbara McClintock

Meet Barbara McClintock, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who revolutionized the field of modern genetics. Although McClintock is unfortunately not as well-known as other scientists, her contributions to genetics are immeasurable.

A person holding a fork with a piece of cake on it. A smiling microalgae is overlaid on the image of the cake. The speech bubble coming out of the person's mouth reads "The Microorganism That Might Save Us".

The Microorganism That Might Save Us

Ten billion people by 2050. It’s a statistic nearly everyone has heard. Coupled with the impending climate crisis, it seems nearly impossible humanity will be able to produce enough food to nourish such a massive global population. But there is one emerging ‘superfood’ that embodies every sense of the term: microalgae.

Spiky viruses depicted alongside a group of cells. The text reads: understanding the "cure" for HIV.

The “Cure” for HIV

A London man was said to be “cured” of HIV after news of this scientific breakthrough hit the media. But what does this really mean, and what does the future look like for those living with HIV?

An illustration of two identical-looking green apples, with one labelled as "genetically modified" and the other labelled as "normal". The background is of a yellow colour and contains a pattern of DNA strands.

GM Food Opposition

Genetically modified (GM) foods have been a hot topic of discussion between scientists and non-scientists alike. What’s the consensus?