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Library Crush Hour: 8th February 2017

Love is in the library as Valentine’s Day approaches. Who’s been checking you out? To the dashing young gentleman in the long coat smoking outside 50 George Square. We made…

Generalised Anxiety Disorder: comprehending the symptoms is key to understanding the problem

Generalised Anxiety Disorder or GAD, along with other mental illnesses, is endlessly discussed but rarely explained on a personal level. We are presented with endless statistics; told umpteen times that…

Are electric toothbrushes just a clever marketing ploy?

Recently I made the impromptu purchase of a highly sophisticated electric toothbrush. Although initially delighted, I started to develop a sneaking suspicion that I had been conned by the clever…

Mental Health & Wellbeing Week pick: The Hilarious World of Depression

The Hilarious World of Depression aims to draw mental illness into the public sphere by openly discussing it. In each episode, host John Moe invites a different comedian to talk…

The Dunbar number: re-evaluate your social life with evolutionary science

There comes a point within everybody’s time at university when you’d honestly rather sit in bed with a pizza, illegally watching a box set on BBC iPlayer, than leave the…

Why so cynical? The potential benefit of slacktivism

Slacktivism: another horrific millennial term (almost as bad in fact as ‘millennial’). The expression refers to an action that supports a cause, but with minimal effort – a recent example…

Sir Tony Robinson: No Cunning Plan

Big news: Tony Robinson has grown a moustache, and a pretty impressive one at that. Exciting as this is, the most thrilling part of the evening is hearing his distinctive…

Do you even code? The millennial tech paradox

In one of my History of Art courses, I came across a theory known simply as ‘black box’. In science, computing and engineering, ‘black box theory’ refers to a device,…