What’s killing the killer whales?

Join expert’s from the UK Cetacean Strandings Investigation Programme (CSIP) to discuss the results of a 25-year long study into the causes of whale and dolphin strandings. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs), such as organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), are known to bioaccumulate in food webs and are potentially toxic to birds, fish and mammals.  Although the […]

Changing ourselves

From hammerstones to biotechnology: Lizzie Norris looks at the engineering that has helped us to increase our lifespan and improve our quality of life.

Two membranes are better than one at purifying water

Globally, polluted water kills 14,000 people every day.  In India, over 350,000 children die of diarrhoea from dirty drinking water every year.  In China, 90% of cities suffer from some type of water pollution.  In the US, a recent study found contaminants in 45% of the country’s stream miles and 47% of lake acres.  Despite […]

Rockhoppers at Risk

I must apologise for posting another penguin-themed blog post. However the latest plight of the endangered northern rockhopper penguin has been somewhat overshadowed by the events in Libya and Japan and so I thought they deserved this small piece of attention. On March 16th the MS Olivia ran aground on Nightingale Island which lies to […]

Plight of the Penguins

I realise that our blogs have been somewhat penguin-heavy this week and I can assure you that this was in no way planned (at least not on my behalf). I had originally intended this blog to be about the 25th anniversary of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. However, faced with the prospect of being branded […]

From the editor – Summer 2010

by Adrian Giordani I, Science is back for one more run! And what an issue we have in store for you. If, like me, you’ve been enjoying the World Cup, take a breather from the disappointment and excitement, and pick up the latest I, Science issue. Read the exclusive interview I had with Dr. Simon […]