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Energetic and confident: Alvvays return with another indie pop staple, Blue Rev

After 5 years, Alvvays have come back with their third album, Blue Rev. Composed of 14 tracks, the record is an exciting return for indie pop fans who will be very familiar with previous hits of theirs including ‘Archie, Marry Me’ and ‘Dreams Tonite’. The five piece band’s core sound is distinguishable and warm in […]

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The 1975’s Being Funny in a Foreign Language album review

If you are familiar with The 1975, you’ll understand the relief of their new album being only 11 songs. After their 4th album Notes on a Conditional Form drowned under 22 songs of very little substance, Being Funny in a Foreign Language released on October 14 is a long awaited follow-up. It starts with a […]

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Olivia Dean makes a gorgeous comeback with new single ‘Danger’

Olivia Dean’s latest single ‘Danger’ is a beautifully crafted homage to the simultaneous risk and liberation of falling in love with someone who might be just right for you. Her smooth, clean vocals possess a timeless quality which undoubtedly confirm her as one of the UK’s most thrilling voices.  The 23-year-old hailing from East London […]

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Health Review Science

Book review: Letters to a New Student by Dr Gary W Wood

Studying is a bit different for everyone – it might be fun, curiosity-driven, and inspiring, but it can also be daunting or stressful when it is wrapped up in deadlines and assignments. Psychologist Dr Gary W. Wood has spent much of his career studying how people learn and teaching them how to do it better. […]

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Environment Review Science Science Technology

Why has the Fallout 76 Experiment Failed to Spark?

It had so much promise. Fallout 76 was meant to be Bethesda’s next great leap into the unknown. The tantalising online ad reels and longer trailers demonstrated how beautiful the game looked, it was a title on everybody’s lips. What we actually ended up with was disappointment. Endless bugs, gargantuan patches, and an apparent lack of […]

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Edinburgh and Manchester team up to test new male contraceptive

The prospective male contraceptive gel, known as NES/T, works in a similar way to the women’s combined pill. It’s a hormone-based treatment containing progestogen, which influences the pituitary gland and causes a reduction in the production of follicle stimulating hormone – a key component in the making of sperm. The gel also contains amounts of […]

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Review: ‘Whale meet again,’ a talk by Doug Allen

Doug Allan is a wildlife photographer and cameraman best known for his breath-taking work on Blue Planet and Planet Earth. He delivered a special guest talk as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) national talks programme, ‘Inspiring People.’ With over 90 lectures across mainland Scotland in 2018-2019, the series hosts a range of […]

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Environment Review Science

Review: ‘Icons on Ice: Innovations in Polar Bear Conservation’ – Rod Downie

Rod Downie is WWF’s Chief Advisor, Polar Regions. He delivered a special guest talk as part of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s (RSGS) national talks programme, ‘Inspiring People’. With over 90 lectures across mainland Scotland in 2018-2019, the series hosts a range of professionals, from explorers to scientists to photographers, to tell their stories and […]