Science & Gaming

International Dark Matter Day


Jessica Copeland describes International Dark Matter Day 2017, celebrated by Royal Holloway’s Physics Department, and the theories behind Dark Matter.

There’s something wrong with the Sun!


It turns out we don’t know our Sun quite as well as we thought we did. Simon Williams explains the latest developments in solar exploration.

Einstein’s Idea


Simon Williams explains why the detection of Gravitational Waves is so important.

Flat Earthers: Who are they and why do they exist?


For over 2,000 years, we have known that the Earth is not the two-dimensional disc the ancients believe it to be, so why are there still people who fight against this idea, and do they have any basis in fact?

Cassini: The Grand Finale


On September 15th 2017 the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn disintegrating like a meteor. During the 20 years of its journey, it provided us with unparalleled observations on the most photogenic planet in our solar system. But what were the main discoveries?

The Bubonic Apocalypse: a possible resurgence of the Black Death


Science and Gaming Editor, Clara Cohen, discusses whether we could see a repeat of the bubonic plague in the 21st century.

Vaccination Fears Go Viral


Sub-Editor Michele Theil explores the anti-vaccination movement and the effect it could have on the public.

AI on the Radar


Michele Theil analyses the threat to the journalism industry arising from Artificial Intelligence.

Orbital Explains: The Line At Infinity


Simon Williams breaks down the mathematical theory of geometric infinity.

Clannad: A story about family


*DISCLAIMER, HEAVY SPOILERS FOR CLANNAD VIDEO GAME AND ANIME FRANCHISE* The first thing you may notice about this video-game-turned-anime-franchise is that the word ‘Clannad’ has its origin in the Irish Gaelic word meaning “family”. This would initially surprise as most Japanese franchises are either written in one of the many Japanese alphabets or in English. […]