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Autonomous buses in Edinburgh? The future of the transport industry

Your days of thanking a human driver when getting off a city bus may be coming to an end. This week The Guardian reported that the UK’s driverless vehicle initiative will result in autonomous buses in Edinburgh as early as next year. The trial of driverless vehicles will be launched in Edinburgh and London, with […]

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How Scotland’s lead in renewable energy is paving the way

After the recent UN climate report, people around the world have been scrambling to take action and do their part in reversing the damage. To many, this report simply confirmed what they already knew, but others are just coming around to the idea that we are fast approaching a tipping point, one that will likely […]

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Lie to me: Can we tell when we’re being lied to?

Do you think you are a good judge of when you are being lied to? As it turns out, if your answer is yes, you are most likely lying to yourself. Cognitive researchers at the University of Edinburgh published a study in October which indicates that we are good at identifying mannerisms which we commonly […]

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In conversation with Desa: a Kosovar refugee

In September, the United States lowered the total number of refugees they will be allowing into the country to a 30,000 person cap, the lowest it has been since 1980, and less than one third what it was under the Obama administration. Part of the reason this cap was lowered was to deal with processing […]

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What can universities do to help students with mental illnesses?

Content Warning: Suicide  No one likes to feel forgotten. When pressure to succeed is at an all-time high and social struggles weigh heavily, are students being provided with the support systems they need to remain mentally sound?  The Guardian reports that students disclosing mental health issues in the UK has increased five fold in the […]

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Here’s how to make your food shop healthy and easy

One of the greatest challenges for university students is the ongoing struggle between healthy eating and saving money. Budgeting alone is hard enough, but factoring in a health-conscious mindset can further complicate the matter. When roaming the aisles of the grocery store, there are a few things you can focus on to help streamline the […]