Within just a few months, the extraordinary delivery of vaccines for Covid-19 was achieved for a virus virtually unknown just eighteen months earlier. When it was needed, synthetic biology began to deliver on its promise.
Emojis are now an endemic part of many – most – people’s lives, yet the modern digital emoji has only been around since the late 1990s.
Professor Gabi Hegerl discusses how using the observations of past climate events can help predict future disasters | Face the Facts
Discover the lesser-known aspects of Sir Walter Scott – details about his life, career and interests.
Social media has become hugely influential in today’s world. How can we ensure that people’s beliefs and decisions are based on facts rather than untruths?
Dr Ehsan Jorat explores his work on how urban and agricultural soils can provide carbon sequestration | Face the Facts
With Rubin we will be testing the latest exotic theories to explain the dark universe phenomenon, some of which are so far-reaching that we question even Einstein’s theory of gravity.
When a massive star reaches its red supergiant phase, we know that the energy available from fusion has almost run out. The sudden pressure drop leads to a massive explosion, so bright that it would rival the moon. We expect this to happen to Betelgeuse in the next 10,000 years.
Professor Elise Cartmell explains the efforts Scottish Water are making to decarbonise and help tackle climate change | Face the Facts
Designed for children in Scotland has been released as part of the RSE Post-Covid-19 Futures Commission
When I started medical school in 1975, periods (menstruation) were taboo and understudied. It is deeply concerning that this still remains the case four decades later – we must break the continuing shame and embarrassment when talking about periods.
Like other maritime nations, the wellbeing and national character of the people of Scotland have been greatly influenced by its coasts and waters ever since the first humans settled here. Yet, the marine environment remained very enigmatic with very limited knowledge until the late 19th century when marine science arose as a scientific discipline.