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Does ditching coal come at too high a price?

The majority of scientists and politicians agree that one of the most urgent issues we face globally is that of climate change. They profess that putting an end to coal…

UK laptop ban: practical move or political ploy?

The UK has recently announced a new ban on certain electronic devices, including tablets, laptops and anything larger than a mobile phone from being carried in hand luggage. This ban…

This Week in History: 11 March 1985, Gorbachev becomes leader of the USSR

Mikhail Gorbachev became General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union on 11 March 1985, making him the de facto leader of the USSR. On his ascension the…

Crowding the cosmos: space travel turns private

SpaceX’s Dragon was launched on 19 February to resupply the International Space Station (ISS). Part of the event’s significance is that the launch site used was the same one that…

Youth sexual harrassment: is sex ed the answer?

Content warning: Rape, sexual violence Last year, the children’s charity Barnado’s requested an investigation into underage sexual harassment, leading figures to come forth revealing that police had recorded 9,290 allegations…

This Week in History: ‘The Scream’ stolen 12 February, 1994

On the 12th of February 1994 millions celebrated the opening ceremony of the 1994 Winter Olympics; it also marked the theft of a world-renowned masterpiece of priceless value. That night,…

“Run out of rubbish”: Sweden’s revolutionary recycling

Sweden has recently made headlines with bold statements along the lines of “the country has run out of rubbish” – so should we be following their lead? Sweden’s recycling is…