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Comedy Fringe

Police Cops: Badass Be Thy Name and Police Cops in Space

Police Cops – Badass Be Thy Name Manchester, 1999. Tommy is an ordinary clerk in an ordinary call centre, leading a very ordinary life. But all is changed when he sees a vampire and a vampire-hunter on one of his nights out at the club.  Multiple flaws and mistakes give out the fact that the […]

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Fringe Theatre

Fatty Fat Fat Review

The first thing you realise about Katie Greenall’s Fatty Fat Fat is that it is primarily a documentary. Yes, it has creative, theatrical aspects and is put in the form of comedy. But it has a very clear message and is based on one person’s real-life experience.  This is Greenall’s first show, which she wrote […]

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Comedy Fringe

Niall McCarthy: The Duality of Man Review

The Duality of Man, written, directed and produced by Niall McCarthy seems very promising from the flyer. . Indeed, some of the jokes are simply hilarious and show the potential of the show. However, sadly, the jokes that show the potential do not complement the work that has to be put in to realise that […]

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Comedy Fringe

Oleg Denisov: Russian Troll review

Oleg Denisov is like a river. Words, thoughts, concepts flow practically uninterrupted for approximately one hour. What is he talking about? Trolls? Yes and no. His show is not just filled with brilliant jokes about Russian politics, philosophy and cultural differences, it feeds on the self-analysis of the author, and the fil rouge is a […]

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Film Reviews

The White Crow

In Russian, “white crow” is an idiom which means that someone is different, an outcast. The White Crow tells the story of the outstanding Rudolph Nureyev, a ballet and contemporary dancer and choreographer from the Soviet Union. The biopic focuses on the beginning of his international career and his tour to Paris in 1961, before […]

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Environment Science

Ear wax in whales reveals information about their levels of human-induced stress

In November 2018, Nature Communications published several articles about the new work of Steven Trumble and Sascha Usenko. The two scientists from the Baylor University discovered that ear wax plugs in whales store memories about events in world history. Additionally, the animals react to all kinds of stress, starting with pregnancy and ending with whaling […]

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Environment Science

Purple bacteria may be the key to sustainable waste management

When we speak about waste management, we mainly mean recycling waste such as paper or plastic and glass. In fact, many other things can be recycled, including wastewater. Current treatment is mainly about processing wastewater with the purpose of returning it into the environment and disposing of produced sewage sludge. The latter becomes biosolids and is […]

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Science

A rise in elective C-sections raises questions of its risks

Caesarean section, also known as a C-section, is a type of surgery which consists of delivering babies directly from the uterus through an incision. It has been a subject of increasing controversy in the past. Recent studies show that the use of C-sections has almost doubled globally since 2000 and that a significant number of […]