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Review: Moonfall

Every so often, a major studio releases a picture of such shockingly low quality that everyone, from critics to mass audiences to industry professionals alike, reels in surprise. The most recent example of this was Cats (2019), known to many as the greatest horror film of the 21st century. Moonfall is the newest movie to […]

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Art Culture

A love offering from my heart to humanity: ‘Gifting Art Space’ a colourful community haven on Middle Meadow Walk.

A colourful community haven on Middle Meadow Walk Those of you who have walked across middle meadow walk on a Sunday last semester may have noticed a colourful addition, with everything from art projects to delicious free food to jam sessions. The Student spoke to the organiser of this ‘Gifting Art Space’, Bernadette. Bernadette has […]

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Lifestyle Love & Relationships

Ground control: Liberty Phelan’s guide to being a good flatmate

“They’re away from their families. They’re away from their friends. They (can’t feel) the sun or the breeze,” – is this quote about first years at Edinburgh uni? No, it’s from a member of NASA’s astronaut selection panel. In looking for advice about flat-sharing, who better to turn to than astronauts; the experts in getting […]

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Features

Meet Edinburgh’s alien-hunting professor

He’s a serious scientist: a professor, who give lectures dressed as an alien. He’s lived in the most extreme places on earth, the driest and the coldest, to study how life might flourish on other planets. Lately he’s pitched into the debate on claims that the discovery of phosphine gas in Venus’ scorching, acid atmosphere […]

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TV

‘See you, space cowboy…’

-is what appears when credits roll at the end of a Cowboy Bebop episode. In a line, it encapsulates the essence of the Space Western. With a wink, a wave, and a shrug. The Space Western is a genre that comprises essentially just two shows: Firefly and Cowboy Bebop. They aired within four years of […]

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5 Green Rings: Tokyo Olympics 2020 to be most sustainable yet

Sustainable Olympics? A phrase deemed an oxymoron. London 2012 Olympics saw an additional 3.4 million tons of CO2 according to inhabit.com. Nike, however, plans on contributing to a carbon neutral Olympics by focusing on sustainable clothing and manufacturing, with the desire for Tokyo to be the greenest Olympics so far. Climate change is the largest […]

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Science

The women making history: the first all-female spacewalk

History was  made on 18 October 2019 when two NASA astronauts, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, completed the first ever all-female spacewalk. Originally planned to take place on 21 October, the space walk was intended to be one of a series of five trips to replace old batteries outside of the International Space Station (ISS). […]

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The research tug of war behind exoplanet k2-18b

Water vapour has been discovered in the atmosphere of exoplanet K2-18b, and while this major discovery may seem like positive news, tensions have arisen among researchers. This is namely because two separate studies were published, both of which relied on research to publish their findings which was supplied by the former group, headed by Professor […]