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Eco-friendly or illusion: the dangers of greenwashing

The environmental crisis poses an existential threat to human life on this planet. Yet in our hyper-consumerist society, the cycles of capitalism don’t sleep. As people try to make their lifestyles greener, companies are adapting to our society’s demand for eco-friendly products. But this presents a paradox to large-scale product-based companies. Those who are commercial […]

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Edinburgh’s connection with the push to return colonial artefacts

Scotland and Edinburgh have a rich history, filled with triumphs and mistakes. This history fills the numerous museums found throughout the city and country in the form of bones, weapons, and trinkets from all around the globe. But some of this history is stolen. The National Museum of Scotland is just around the corner from […]

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Why we shouldn’t be using technology before bed

A good nights sleep is heavily sought after; everyone needs a rest. Yet there are many reports it is getting harder and harder to achieve the desired amount of hours, and lots of evidence is pointing to an everyday item many cannot live without; a mobile phone. It is well recorded that portables are not […]

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The Giant Pandas at Edinburgh Zoo: Are they being treated fairly?

In 2012, during the dreary month of March, the keepers and researchers at Edinburgh Zoo waited to see if there was going to be a cub from the Giant panda’s that were being held in the zoo. Every year since they were brought to the zoo, there is a public spectacle about whether or not […]

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The hidden agendas behind research funding

In March of last year it was revealed that, of the £290,000 donations to the Princess Dashkova Russian Centre in the University of Edinburgh, over £250,000 was given by the Kremlin linked Russkiy Mir Foundation (RMF). This revelation shocked many, worried about the potential influence the RMF, and thus the Kremlin, may now hold over […]