Category Archives: Emma

One Child Policy Brings Many Problems


It has been suggested that the world population could increase to over 9 billion by 2050. This overpopulation will require a doubling of global food production and lead to many other problems besides. But what is the alternative? Four decades … Continue reading

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Tiny seahorse caught in big oilspill


From Emma: The world’s smallest seahorse is now being threatened by the world’s largest accidental marine oil spill. The BP oil spill began with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April this year and led to the … Continue reading

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Famous Females Forgotten


From Emma: A recent ICM survey suggests that 2/3 of the general public are unable to name a single famous female scientist! In fact 90% of 18-24 year olds were at a loss to think of a current or historical … Continue reading

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Can any good come out of the Chernobyl disaster?


Almost everyone has at least heard about the Chernobyl disaster. On the 26th of April 1986, whilst testing was being carried out on reactor number 4 of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, a spike in power output caused … Continue reading

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