Katy Pallister

Is age just a number?

The saying goes that university will be the best time of your life, but is that really the case? A survey in Germany has shown that life satisfaction peaks first at 23 years old and later again at 69, questioning this well known phrase. This is just one of numerous...
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Posted Apr. 26, 2017

Is the rise of popular science doing more harm than good?

Branded as geeks and often portrayed in popular culture as socially inept, scientists have been struggling with their image in society for decades.  However in recent years a new perception of academics has emerged due to the rise of ‘Pop Star Scientists’. And no, these are not scientists who have...
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Posted Apr. 18, 2017

Married at First Sight: The science behind matchmaking

Marriage is one of the biggest commitments someone will ever have to make; so why not let science decide it for you? This is the premise of Channel 4’s ‘Married at First Sight’. A panel of experts spend numerous months collecting and analysing physical and psychological data of thousands of...
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Posted Jan. 5, 2017