Author: Claire Critchley

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Love is often one of the greatest questions in life. How do you know? Why them? When will it happen? Researchers around the world are trying to solve this question with the ultimate goal of creating a treatment that can enable anyone to fall in love with anyone; here Claire Critchley investigates how.

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They are listed within the world’s worst 100 invasive species and recent sightings in Southampton have confirmed the presence of one of the most destructive creatures – the Chinese Mitten Crab. This creature may sound cute and friendly but its’ juveniles are rapidly damaging our native river systems.

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No, Jeremy Kyle really isn’t that desperate for contestants; however it is true tortoises are being paternity tests. But fear not, it’s all in the name of science! Scientists at the University of Florence wanted to test if female tortoises had a preference to the age of the sperm they used to fertilise their eggs when mating with multiple males.

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The New Year is upon us, several gallons of alcohol and mounds of mince pies and turkey later, many are resorting to diets to shed those additional inches. Here Claire Critchley looks at the science behind some of the most popular New Year diets.

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After the success at the recent Green Gown Awards the Blackout is back on the 26th April and this time it’s going national.

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Rarely have trees made such headlines, normally in the limelight because cute little kittens have got stuck in them or protesters are chained to them. This time though the Ash trees have a headline all to themselves.