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Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

[Jennie Couling | Design Sub Editor] 16th of March marks the beginning of Down’s Syndrome Awareness week. Every year the charity Down’s Syndrome Association focuses on a different aspect of living with Down’s Syndrome. This year they’re looking to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to take part in activities they enjoy and get involved in their local community. They are looking for stories from people with Down’s Syndrome about their favourite activities and hobbies. Down’

Healthy Dose of Science: Vaccinations and voyages to Mars

[Kat Clements | Contributing Writer] Working out what science stories matter and which ones are just a flash in the pan can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a science background. UniVerse is here to help with our regular roundup of the biggest news in science, environment and health. 30 Seconds to Mars – Or not Mars One, a Dutch non-profit, has a big promise. It aims to put people on Mars by 2024 – only 9 years in the future. 100 people have been shortlisted for the mi

A healthy dose of science: Babies, booze & fake drugs

[Kat Clements | Contributing Writer] Working out what science stories matter and which ones are just a flash in the pan can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a science background. UniVerse is here to help with our regular roundup of the biggest news in science, environment and health. It takes three From dead babies to new ones; the hot-button issue of the month has been the recent approval of so-called ‘Three-person babies’ by Parliament. Mitochondria are unlike every

A healthy dose of science: News from space

[Kat Clements | Contributing Writer] Working out what science stories matter and which ones are just a flash in the pan can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a science background. UniVerse is here to help with our regular roundup of the biggest news in science, environment and health. Philae Phone Home Image courtesy of NASA.gov In case you’ve been living under a rock since November, Philae is the probe sent out by the European Space Agency to explore Comet 67P/Churyumo

A healthy dose of science: The C-word, measles & organ transplants

[Kat Clements | Contributing Writer] Working out what science stories matter and which ones are just a flash in the pan can be tricky, especially if you don’t have a science background. UniVerse is here to help with our regular roundup of the biggest news in science, environment and health. Measles strikes across California and beyond Over Christmas, many parents chose to make Christmas truly magical by taking their kids to Disneyland California. Great! Except that many of th