Will extinction become extinct?

Peter Cox explores the possibility of bringing extinct animals back to life, and the consequences we have to face if we succeed

Jurassic Park is one of the most popular depictions of reversing extinction or de-extinction. It’s hard to resist the idea of walking amongst the species which have long since become nothing more than mineralized echoes of their past selves. As


No place for narratives in science?

Peter Cox debates the important role narratives have to play in the research community.

I recently read The Silent Spring by Rachel Carson – a sad admission for a third-year environmental science student. This book is the starting point for anyone interested in environmental conservation, and largely precipitated the entire culture of environmental monitoring


The Humanities’ Strange STEM Obsession

STEM is for people that have fallen in love with the world and want nothing more than to know it as well as they can

Two articles published by campus publications have bemoaned the reverence in which STEM is held above the Humanities in the last two months alone. The articles, maybe not surprisingly, were written by students of the humanities, and took the position


A beginner’s guide to understanding the Apocalypse.

In light of recent natural disasters across the globe, Peter Cox sets out to explore the harsh reality of climate change

In recent months, we have seen catastrophic natural disasters worldwide with hurricanes Irma and Harvey leaving large areas devastated. The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Yet the reasons for them are still being debated in …