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Barista at home: how science can fuel your caffeine addiction

We are all going to have to become better baristas in our own homes. Changes to Edinburgh lockdown restrictions from the 16th January have dealt another blow to our finest coffee shops. No longer will you be able to pick up your coffee in the shop – now it must be delivered to your home. […]

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Technology

In Australia vs. Google, independent journalism loses

The Australian government is taking on Google. At least, that is how most British outlets have been covering the tech giant’s opposition of the recent controversial legislation, which would see companies like Google and Facebook negotiating deals with news media companies before they can use their content. If negotiation grew stale, then a government-approved independent […]

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Environment

What does a Biden presidency mean for U.S. climate policy?

In less than a week, America and the world bid Trump farewell and ushered in a new era with Joe Biden at the helm of the world’s most powerful position: the American presidency. It goes without saying that the job comes with many challenges, but one of the biggest ones will be on how to […]

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Science Technology

RIAA’s YouTube music crackdown: make it make sense

YouTube-DL is a piece of free, open-source software which you can use to download videos from the site. This was unpopular with the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA), which filed a successful takedown notice with GitHub, where the code is stored. They represent the people who create, record, mix and distribute 85 per cent […]

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Environment Science

Is the European Union’s Green Deal as green as it seems?

Take a look at the European Union’s (EU) Green Deal Investment Plan, on the EU Commission’s website, with its promises of reducing carbon emissions, increasing global biodiversity and contributing to a circular economy, you may be pleasantly surprised by the steps it is taking in remedying the impacts of the Climate Crisis. An item on […]

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Love in lockdown is not impossible, but how will it change?

Dating in the midst of a pandemic is difficult. No clubs and bars, jostling bodies and blacking out on the pavement. So, with cuffing season upon us once again, people are turning to online dating services to find that special match. But with the world so unfamiliar, the rules of engagement have changed. In these […]

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Science Technology

All aboard the HYPED train: the future of Hyperloop in Europe

Great man theories of science imagine innovation as something that happens mostly because of a few incredible people. This is true to the extent that it is difficult to imagine a classroom where relativity is taught, and Albert Einstein is not brought up as the mastermind behind the discovery. In reality, many talented innovators often […]

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A look at Engineering For Change

The most important part of ‘Engineering for Change’ is making the change happen whilst we’re still students. In some ways we can be limited by our theoretical classes and the benefit we get from the practical experience is as valuable as the benefits of the work we do. Being at a point in our lives […]