Viruses are tiny segments of nucleic acids with a lipoprotein coating that are usually only a few nanometers wide but have the ability to cause a massive havoc within a short period, to both plants and animals. In fact, viruses are so pathogenic that they even infect other microorganisms such as bacteria as in the case of bacteriophages! Continue reading Viruses Gone Viral
By Natalie Hamer, Newcastle University
In today’s western society, almost every individual owns a piece of technology. Be that a mobile phone, a tablet or a computer; technology has become so integrated into our lives that we use it daily to complete simple tasks such as communicating, banking and even shopping. The more we depend on technology, the more criminals will try to exploit this dependency to steal our private information for gain.
By Alex Binks, University of Glasgow
Hearing that I had come first place in the Biochemical Society Science communication competition was a wonderful feeling. Of course, this feeling was in part due to my excitement over the prospect of having an extra £300 to spend on all manner of sensible and not-so-sensible purchases. But more importantly, I had managed to prove to myself that it’s possible to make a successful science video without any money or any clue what the hell I was doing.