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David Claerbout at Talbot Rice Gallery

Internationally acclaimed video artist David Claerbout’s new exhibition offers a contemplative alternative to Rachel Maclean’s garish Venice Biennale entry, Spite Your Face, which it is exhibited alongside. On entering the exhibition space, the viewer is confronted with a vast expanse of beach populated by a group of giant human figures. Comprising over 200 images, ‘The […]

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Making periods effortless for every body

Many people face the monthly menstrual struggle of periods: from bleeding and cramps, to violent mood swings. Periods can cause a recurring disruption to everyday life, and many rely on hormonal birth control to regulate bleeding and regain control over their bodies. However, for those who suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), periods are more […]

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Post Erasmus angst: how to cope with the dreaded return

Returning from a year or semester abroad can be triumphant: flush with the success of making new friends, learning a language, and briefly becoming part of a different culture, you feel eager to face the next challenge ahead. Equally, however, it can be met with dread, like the reluctant return from a yearlong holiday. Studying […]

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Zika declared ‘Public Health Emergency of International Concern’

It has been almost a year since the outbreak of the Zika virus in Brazil in May 2015. Since then, the virus has spread throughout South America, becoming a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” according to the World Health Organisation. Additionally, it has been discovered that the virus is even more dangerous than first […]

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Hottest February on record renews global warming fears

Experts have declared a state of ‘climate emergency’ following record-breaking high temperatures in February. New data released by Nasa shows that global surface temperatures for February 2016 were 1.35°C higher than February’s average temperature between 1951 and 1980. 2014 and 2015 have seen the hottest annual global temperatures, with the Met Office predicting that 2016 […]

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Bristol Zoo is home to the first gorilla born by caesarean in the UK

Image: Kim Gorga At Bristol Zoo, a female western lowland gorilla has recently been born via caesarean. Her birth was particularly significant as she was the first gorilla in the UK to have been born via C-section. David Cahill, the professor of Medical Education and Reproductive Medicine at the city’s university, conducted the procedure. This […]