So, what was the Ice Age and the Medieval Warming Period?

And so we move onto part 2! In this section of my EPQ I went on to talk about what the Ice Age and Medieval warming period actually were and why the changing climate of the time didn’t raise as many concerns as our current changing climate. The Medieval Warming Period, the period between 900Continue reading “So, what was the Ice Age and the Medieval Warming Period?”

How do we know that our current climate is abnormal?

Okay, so it has been a while since I uploaded. Time has been ticking, life has been…life-ing, but I’m back! The next set of blog posts will be segments from the EPQ that I wrote for my A Levels. For those of you who don’t know, an EPQ or Extended Project Qualification, is an independentContinue reading “How do we know that our current climate is abnormal?”

Is there a future for the oil and gas industry?

Oil and gas. The real cause of globalisation, the current fuel for most means of transportation and the reason that your food does not get stuck to a pot when you are cooking. Oil and gas have been driving economic growth at the expense of the planet’s climate for the last century, however, with theContinue reading “Is there a future for the oil and gas industry?”

The body’s secret weapon – the blood buffer

In our day-to-day activities, we come across different forms of acids and bases. Well, you know to generally avoid these types of things but we are not always aware of the acidic things that we ingest. This can include acidic foods or alkaline dressings. Of course, it is important to limit how much of theseContinue reading “The body’s secret weapon – the blood buffer”

Should we all be STEMinists?

On February 11th 2021, the world celebrated the 6th International Day of Women and Girls day in STEM. Currently, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women and according to UNESCO, only about 30% of all female students select stem related fields in higher education. Longstanding biases and gender stereotypes are what steer girls andContinue reading “Should we all be STEMinists?”

The Power of our Senses

Taste buds are just one reason why we love some foods and hate others.Hot Chocolate. Doughnuts. Haribo’s. McDonald’s. The world is full of polarizing flavours and foods, beloved by many, despised by just as many. Why is that? Scientists have untangled some — but not nearly all — of the mysteries behind our love andContinue reading “The Power of our Senses”

The pandemic that rocked the world…Where are we now?

Well…..2020…..what a year it was. A new virus that had never been detected spreading across the whole world, closing the borders of many countries, and forcing governments to make never-seen-before decisions that would cause massive financial implications. It is said to have originated in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019 and has now reachedContinue reading “The pandemic that rocked the world…Where are we now?”

Is this the most underrated form of energy generation?

The purpose of switching from fossil fuels to low-emission alternative fuels is to mitigate climate change by reducing a country’s total carbon dioxide emissions, which in turn, will contribute to reducing total global emissions. There is a lot of talk about switching to cleaner forms of energy, and solar and wind energy are naturally theContinue reading “Is this the most underrated form of energy generation?”

How was the Earth’s best friend created?

It must be said that the Moon is one of the most mysterious things that exists. We can see it clearly on Earth, but we only ever see one side of it. It can be seen both in the day and night as it reflects light from the sun. It affects the tides of theContinue reading “How was the Earth’s best friend created?”

Is death the end or can we win the battle against mortality?

GUEST ARTICLE Death is inevitable. There are many definitions and meanings to it. Some people believe death is the end of life, whilst others believe that death is not the end and is just the beginning of another life that we do not fully understand.  The Oxford definition of death is ‘the action or factContinue reading “Is death the end or can we win the battle against mortality?”

Electric Power Generation and consumption

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable and sustainable forms of energy, may be the greatest challenge of the 21st century and possibly of world history. Many engineers and scientists are working on developing the current technology that we have to harness the natural sources of energy to mitigate climate change. We are all aware of theContinue reading “Electric Power Generation and consumption”