From physics to politics: How Stephen Hawking used his standing and intellect to keep modern society’s burning social issues on the map
Following the death of esteemed physicist Stephen Hawking, Morgane Colinet – who is a journalism student at the University of the West of Scotland and is completing a work experience placement at CommonSpace – takes a look at the lesser known political side of the scientist
Scotland launches 'march for science' campaign to fight Trump's climate denial
Scotland’s scientists join forces to celebrate and defend science as US allies come under attack
SCIENTISTS, academics, and members of the public across Scotland will challenge the climate denial policies and platform of the US president Donald J Trump by launching a ‘March for Science’ campaign this weekend.
First Minister promotes call for more women in Stem industries
As Equate Scotland celebrates a decade of promoting women in Stem industries, the first minister supports calls for more progress.
FIRST MINISTER NICOLA STURGEON, has backed a new report by the organisation Equate Scotland that demands more action to increase the number of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) industries.
Tess Gallacher: Full Steam ahead - why it's time to bring the arts into Stem fields
Writer Tess Gallacher says it's time to ditch stereotypes about the arts and realise the contribution the sector can make in traditional Stem fields in the modern technological age
IN an age where Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) increasingly dominates the way we live our lives, Scotland’s young people lack the skills to occupy their own future.
News in 5 Minutes: New Earth-like planet discovered, Corbyn "ridiculous" to rule out SNP alliance, and Police Scotland appeal for info after feathery heist
CommonSpace brings you the news so you don’t have to go looking for it
TODAY’S INSTALMENT (25 August) of the CommonSpace daily news roundup includes the discovery of a new planet, claims it would be “ridiculous” for Corbyn to rule out an alliance with SNP, and police appealing for information after ducks stolen.
News: Potentially Earth-like planet discovered in ‘habitable zone’ of Proxima Centauri
Poverty affects children's brain growth, study shows
An increase in welfare benefits could help child brain development, says study
A STUDY has revealed that those from poorer families tend to have smaller brain regions in specific areas crucial to child brain development compared to those from wealthier families.
It also said that raising incomes by even a small amount could improve the brain development of children in poverty.
The brain regions involved are central to a child's development in language, memory and reasoning skills, which directly affect engagement and performance at school.
Figures reveal that the University of Edinburgh tested 241,865 animals in just one year
Campaigners say that animals subjected to "distressing and distubring" practices
The University of Edinburgh has conducted more scientific testing on animals than any other UK institution, new figures show.