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Exclusive: Library Cat’s identity revealed

Today the highly popular ‘Library Cat’ Facebook page shared a promotional image of its forthcoming book about the famous cat’s thoughts and machinations. After years of fervent speculation by followers of the University of Edinburgh’s famous feline, The Student can reveal that the identity of the page’s author is none other than Alex Howard, a PhD student […]

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Review Science

Corsair Strafe RGB Review

Mechanical keyboard switches are quite possibly humanity’s greatest ever achievement. Which is why I am incredibly pleased to see the line-up of mechanical keyboards expand in recent years. Keeping the concept fresh are companies like Corsair, who launched their first individually backlit keyboard (the K70 RGB) back in mid-2014, and they’ve recently updated their line-up […]

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Terror and technology: the Paris attacks and the internet

In the moments following the Paris attacks, the hashtag #PorteOuverte (‘Open Door’ in English) started circulating on Twitter. It offered shelter and protection for many affected individuals in nearby apartments. A few hours later, Facebook activated its ‘Safety Check’ feature, allowing 5.4 million Parisians to communicate to their friends, family and loved ones that they […]

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Environment Science

2°C Rise in global temperature inevitable by 2036

If we needed yet another reminder that global climate change is one of the most pressing issues of modern times, the UN’s recently released report offers us a pertinent example. This report condemns our efforts to slow down current rates of global warming. It strongly criticises global measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions, concluding that […]

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Plunging Oil Price Costs University £4 Million

The University of Edinburgh faces continued criticism from the Fossil Free UK movement for failing to commit to divestment from oil companies. Campaigners point out that the recent global fall in oil prices means the continued investment is worth less than before and that delays have cost the university money. University Rector Peter McColl called […]