Jessica Copeland

Sex on the Brain

Sex is one of those topics that has a presence in so many aspects of our society – talked about on chat shows and in magazines; joked about at comedy nights and, if you’ve had the pleasure of the British education system, briefly and uncomfortably taught to you. But beyond the physical act, how many […]

Amazon to No Longer Accept Visa Credit Cards

Earlier this week, Amazon announced to its customers of Amazon.co.uk that it would no longer accept Visa credit cards issued in the UK as a payment method; a change will come into effect as early as the 19th January 2022. With so many students either using Amazon for quick purchases or holding a Prime Student […]

Climate Change and the Role of Carbon Demystified

Two years ago, we were warned by the UN’s Climate Council (IPCC) that we had 12 years left to limit global warming or face irreplaceable damage to the planet. Now, COP26 sees nations convening once again to try and reach an international consensus on how to battle climate change. With targets being set by the […]

Hycean Worlds: A Possible New Frontier in the Search for Life Beyond Earth

The search for extraterrestrial life has conventionally been focused on Earth-like exoplanets —  terrestrial planets orbiting within the habitable zone of their host stars. This method is based on the premise that as life has risen in Earth’s conditions, somewhere with similar conditions could also give rise to life. As such, various exoplanet surveys over […]

The Death of the Kepler Satellite

The Kepler satellite was shut down last week, having operated for 5 years longer than its mission brief. During its lifetime it detected more than 2,500 exoplanets with another 3000 candidates awaiting confirmation, and it will have a profound legacy.

Heavens Above

A look ahead at some of the exciting things visible in the night sky in the first part of the New Year.

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.