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Virgin Britain: studies suggest that UK is not ready for sex

When it comes to those first time sexual encounters, Britons aren’t the earliest nor are they the latest, they are in fact, resolutely in the middle. With an average age of virginity loss at just under 18, we are on a European demographic as well as a global level, unremarkable. Yet a study has recently […]

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Slums, lochs and hidden tunnels: the forgotten history of Edinburgh

An ancient city that sometimes appears as if it has stood still in time, the reality of Edinburgh’s past could not be further from the truth. Originally peppered with lochs and slums, Edinburgh’s history lies drained and buried under our feet.  It seems hard to imagine now as we hurry across its paths towards the […]

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The election that may have altered the path of the free world

Content Warning: Sexual assault reference For the past few weeks there has been  uproar all across America concerning the new candidate for the Supreme Court – Brett Kavanaugh.   In the most watched trial since the O.J. Simpson case, the enquiry into sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh drew in numbers that surpassed 20 million. […]

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Sleepy students: why few of us get the right amount of sleep

A survey conducted by The Student has found that 85 per cent of students get less than the recommended eight hours a night. This statistic therefore suggests that only 15 per cent get the minimum recommended average.  The NHS recommends eight hours but acknowledges that the optimum amount of sleep varies depending on the individual and […]

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The male contraceptive: a viable alternative to the Pill?

It is a concept that has never entered public opinion because before now it seemed largely impossible, but recent research has led to the creation of a ‘male Pill’. Coming in the form of a nasal spray, tablet or injection that can be taken up to three days before sex, invading sperm cells and quite […]

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Has the western world forgotten about the crisis in Aleppo?

In the heart of the Middle East lies a city that was once one of the most architecturally unique and culturally rich in the world. A centre for trade and commerce with a university of a similar size to Edinburgh, Aleppo was once described as a “beautiful metropolis”, yet is now poignantly referred to as […]

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September: mooncakes and mathematic ability

September is a month of new beginnings in a plethora of different cultures worldwide. Often a symbol of hope and rebirth, in the world of work and education in the western hemisphere, September is becoming the new January. All Scottish universities start their academic years in September, and subsequently a rush of activity is seen […]