John Morrice

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Scotland will never be a big player on the world stage

A break-up of the Union would weaken Scotland and England, fuelling political instability and nationalism in Europe<p>As an American of Scottish descent, I want to comment on tomorrow’s referendum on independence. My grandfather emigrated from Scotland over 100 years ago. I was brought up imbibing all …

8 Star Trek Technologies Moving From Science Fiction To Science Fact

NASA physicist Harold White and artist Mark Rademaker recently released spectacular images of the “IXS Enterprise,” a design for a hypothetical faster-than-light starship based on work being done in Dr. White’s lab at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.<p>Dr. White is Advanced Propulsion Team Lead for the …

After a 'Year' on Mars, What's Next for Curiosity?

It takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to rotate around the Sun.<p>Tuesday marks 687 days — one full <i>Martian</i> year — since NASA's Curiosity rover …

Antibiotics to be focus of £10m Longitude prize

<b>Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.</b><p>Six themes were initially identified by organisers of the Longitude Prize; these were then put to a public vote.<p>The winning theme was announced on the BBC's One Show, broadcast on …

Microbiology

Cold dead star may be a giant diamond

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.<p>Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers …

Wildscreen photography festival 2014 – in pictures

The world's leading wildlife photographers will hold workshops, talks and training events at the Royal Geographical Society in London from 24-26 October 2014. Photojournalist and conservationist Tim Laman, BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham and writer and zoologist Mark Carwardine are among …

UN: World's forests fundamental to human well-being

Experts say the world's forest provide a valuable and irreplaceable source of genetic resources<p><b>A senior UN official has described the world's forests as "fundamental" to human well-being and survival.</b><p>Eva Mueller, director of the Food and Agriculture Organization's Forestry Division, said trees …

Ecology

Human Population Growth and Extinction

We're in the midst of the Earth's sixth mass extinction crisis. Harvard biologist E. O. Wilson estimates that 30,000 species per year (or three …

Panel Discussion - Born that way: Is there a gay gene and should it matter?

Join our panel as they discuss the possibility of a gay gene and the implications it may have<p><b>Date:</b> Thursday 17 July, 19.00 -20.30<b><br>Location:</b> Hall 2, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG<b><br>Standard ticket: £20</b> <b><br>Ticket plus book: £26.50</b> (includes a copy of Julie Bindel's 'Straight Expectations')<p>An …