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Mark Zuckerberg: the most important Editor in Chief?

Image: William Iven When a member of the Aftenposten’s staff wanted to include Nick Ut’s photograph ‘The Terror of War’ in an article, it fell to the newspaper’s editor-in-chief, Espen Egil Hansen, to decide whether the image was too graphic to publish. “The media have a responsibility to consider publication in every single case. This […]

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The EU’s rocky relationship with American tech companies

“It’s total political crap.” In an interview with the Irish Independent, Apple CEO Tim Cook did not try to mask his anger. Just two days before, the European Union Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager had announced a €13 billion fine for Apple Inc., declaring that the company had been given an unfair tax deal by […]

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Fringe Theatre

Kursk

We are always told to be heroes. During a Russian naval exercise in August 2000, a dummy torpedo aboard the submarine “Kursk” exploded. Despite being one of the largest and most advanced attack submarines ever constructed, the detonation proved fateful: while many of the crew survived the initial shock, they were not saved. All 118 […]

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Generation Zero

It’s staring us in the face. July 2016 was the hottest month that we’ve ever recorded. The scientists have already foretold when the seas are going to rise, and their projections state that finite energy sources will be exhausted before the end of this century. As we look forward, hard numbers are written in front […]

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Student Newspaper at the Gadget Show Live: Tesla Video Report

Filming and editing: Adam Shaw Tesla Motors has always been about the long game. In 2006, CEO Elon Musk published an article jokingly entitled ‘The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan’, although Musk was serious about the company’s goal to advance the electric car by driving “down [the] market as fast as possible to higher unit […]

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Finger on the button: app recommendations to stay in the loop

Information overload. My attention span is being eaten alive by BuzzFeed quizzes, while Snapchats have faded from my memory much quicker than they are wiped from the servers. Technology culture has begun to admit it has a problem. Now, software designers are beginning to consider how devices can help users stay in the loop in […]

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Technology

CES 2016: this is what the future will look like

Faraday Future tries hard to be taken seriously. On their press fact sheet, the first adjective the electric automaker uses to describe itself is “well-funded”. The organisation stresses that their Senior Vice President used to work at Tesla; that their Head of Global Design drew the shapes of BMW’s i series of electric cars. Faraday […]

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Britain’s scientific history to be sold at auction

Image: Thomas Hosmer Shepherd  In a time of crisis, even the greatest of enemies will unite. Confronted with £2 million of debt, the Royal Institution has been forced to raid its historical archives to select scientific texts to put up for sale. Yet, the way these key books from the history of science are going to […]