• One in Fifty-Seven Trillion – What is What3Words?

    ///Invite.Light.Supporter These are not just three random words that I drew out of my sub-conscious. Rather, these words tell you precisely where my favourite bench on campus is. At this time of year, the autumnal colours are coming through, making it a wonderful place to unwind after a morning of...
  • A Shout-out to the x

    Us Brits have our oddities. We irrationally enjoy queuing, apologising and discussing the weather. We have mastered sarcasm, the deadpan, passive aggression, acceptance at fear of offence, the stiff upper lip, smutty humour and commenting “not bad” when in the affirmative. You can count on us for the perfect...
  • Ecological Disaster from Hydroelectric Dams

    One of the rarest species in the world is now one-step closer to extinction after the last known female died on Saturday 13th April 2019. There are now only 3 known individuals of the Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle left. The 90-year-old female which died on Saturday was one of...
  • Should Social Media Addiction be Called a Disease?

    MPs have recently been in discussions to decide whether social media addiction should be classified as a disease. It comes after a long uproar of people claiming social media is affecting children’s mental health and a further recent report undertaken by the government suggesting the same.   In November...
  • Our Attraction to Horror Movies

    From being forced to watch both versions of The Woman in Black during my GCSE’s and spending the greater part of them hidden behind my coat, I started to wonder how my peers could take enjoyment from what I thought to be such a tortuous activity. The idea that...
  • Can you murder a robot?

    Well, can you? A recent BBC article has speculated on the topic. It reported on the tragic murder of the aptly named Hitchbot (a hitchhiking robot), which was found with its arms and legs ripped off and it’s head nowhere to be seen. The Hitchbot, remarkably, was built to...
  • YouTube Demonetises Anti-Vaccine Videos – Too Little Too Late?

    The appearance of adverts next to controversial YouTube videos has once again raised the issue of social media as a propagator of unsafe content. After reviewing where their adverts were being used, big name brands, including Nestle and Kellogg’s, found their adverts being associated with anti-vaccination channels. Needless to...