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Turkish Court Convicts Leeds Ex-Soldier of Terrorism Offenses

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Joe Robinson, 25, was arrested and charged with terrorism offenses while on holiday in Turkey last year. He was accused of being a member of the YPG, a Kurdish armed group classed as a terrorist organisation by the Turkish government. I feel sorry for this guy and his girlfriend.Not smart … Read More

Not-so-Superfoods

4 months ago / 0 comments

With the public constantly becoming more aware about what we eat and the issues associated with our food, it seems like new superfoods are springing up daily. Often promoted by Instagram and Twitter personalities with perfectly shiny white smiles, there’s always a new obscure Mexican berry to try or a … Read More

Safety First: Students Fighting For Sustainable Chemistry Labs

5 months ago / 0 comments

The student led SHE (Safety Health and Environment) Committee was set up in 2016 by ex-industrial placement chemistry Masters students who recognised the vast difference in safety practices and regulations from their time in industry compared to academia. Through their industrial experience the students worked with such companies as GlaxoSmithKline, … Read More

Radio 1 & 2 Must Play 50% New Music

5 months ago / 0 comments

Ofcom, the UK’s government-approved media regulator, has recently altered its guidelines for BBC Radio 1 and 2. It has ordered both stations to play more “new music” on their daytime shows; for Radio 1 50% and Radio 2 20%. Ofcom has also clarified its definition of “new music”. According to … Read More

Swedish DJ and Producer Avicii dies aged 28

5 months ago / 0 comments

Tim Bergling, better known as the internationally successful EDM musician Avicii, has died. Bergling was found dead in Oman on Friday 20th April, according to a statement issued by his representatives. Bergling had a history of health issues, and retired from live performances in 2016 due to health reasons. Figures … Read More

Blue Planet II Season Finale

9 months ago / 0 comments

Over the last few weeks Blue Planet 2 has been providing an amazing insight into the wildlife that inhabits our oceans, however as with most great things, they must come to an end. The season finale, titled “Our Blue Planet”, brings to light the devastating impact and future threat that … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 5: Green Seas

10 months ago / 0 comments

This episode introduces us to the source of 95% of the energy in our oceans through the process of photosynthesis, here sunlight provides energy to plants which then acts as a food source for the rest of the food web. These areas high in concentrations of plant life are abundant … Read More

Blue Planet 2 – Week 4: The Big Blue

10 months ago / 0 comments

Last week we explored the “Big Blue” – the wide expanses of oceans in which there are no visible coastlines and organisms are exposed to the elements. These conditions really test the marine animals which live in this foreboding environment. We observe some of the world’s largest mammals as they … Read More

Blue Planet II – Week 3

10 months ago / 0 comments

Once again, I began my Sunday night routine with my flatmates by watching Blue Planet 2, followed by another Louis Theroux documentary. Episode 2 last week brought in a staggering 14.1 million viewers, making it the UK’s most-watched TV show of 2017 and 3rd most-watched in the last 5 years … Read More

Blue Planet II – Secrets of the Deep

11 months ago / 0 comments

As with the other 10.8 million viewers last Sunday night, I made sure to book my evening off from all form of work as it was time to watch the second instalment of Blue Planet II. The last episode, titled “Secrets of the Deep”, provides us which an insight into … Read More