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Blue Planet II – Week One

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Sunday night always provides pretty strong television for you and your housemates alike to sit down and unwind after a long week of assignments and drinking, this week however, was something special. Blue Planet II finally made a return back onto out TV screens, 16 years after the programme’s first … Read More

The Necessary Hashtags

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd, has continued to prove her lack of knowledge in areas where she is theoretically directing policy. While this in itself isn’t news, her lack of effort to understand encryption or even listen to those who do, is. Rudd appears to be unreasonably ignoring experts by demanding … Read More

The Science of Fear

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With Halloween having arrived, many people will be curling up under a blanket, ready to have the living daylights scared out of them by killer clowns, freaky phantoms and serial killers in the shower. With this nail-biting terror and suspense comes the sweaty palms, shortness of breath and a rapidly … Read More

The Deadly impact of hurricanes

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“One estimate states an astonishing $190 billion to repair the houses, infrastructure and the petrochemical plants around Houston. ” Over the summer, a stream of hurricanes have made their way through the Caribbean and contiguous US, causing devastation in their wake. These storms have given an unrelenting torrent of weather … Read More

When you wish upon a star

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Have you ever heard someone say “when you look up at the night sky, you’re actually looking into the past”. Is it true? Well technically, yes. As we know, light travels at a speed of roughly 300,000 kilometres a second. Even the brightest star in our sky (Sirius A) is … Read More

Cecilia Payne: Forgotten Stargazer

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I still remember when someone told me back at college that there really weren’t any women in science, apart from Marie Curie. I remember thinking, “surely there are ‘no women’ because of the inherent patriarchal barriers faced by women historically”.  Meet Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, a textbook example of such a case. … Read More

Noble Nobel Prize Winners

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“For the greatest benefit to mankind” – Alfred Nobel For those who win Nobel prizes it is a moment of recognition for the contribution they have made to the world, whether it is through literature, peace or a scientific discovery. Alfred Nobel was the initiator of the Awards, a wealthy … Read More

Campus Watch

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University of Oxford: Oxford College bans Christian Union from Fresher’s Fair Balliol Christian Union was told it was not allowed representatives at a fresher’s fair because the college’s student body (JCR) wanted the fair to be a “secular space”. A multi-faith stall was allowed to hand out leaflets, but nobody … Read More

The road to equality starts here: women in Saudi Arabia can now drive

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On September 26th, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on women driving. Women in Saudi can now legally drive for the first time since the Iranian revolution. This is as symbolically important as it is practical, for women are being trusted not only to drive, but also to … Read More

Anorexia in the modern day: halloween costumes, slogans, and the fallacy of self control

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Companies coming under fire for inappropriate clothing is nothing new. In 2011, the infamous Anna Rexia dress – possibly the world’s most distasteful Halloween costume – was removed from retailers, yet it still makes a comeback every year. In 2010, Urban Outfitters were forced to pull their ‘Eat Less’ t-shirt … Read More