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The Refugee’s Struggle

The Refugee’s Struggle

Sunday 2 April 2017 - Thomas Ryan

When all eyes were on the new Prime Minister, Theresa May, during her first speech on the 13th July 2016, something very different was happening off the coast of Lesbos. Four dead bodies were being dragged from the sea after a dinghy that was carrying migrants had capsized off the east coast. A young girl […]

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Elections: The Weakness of Democracy

Elections: The Weakness of Democracy

Wednesday 29 March 2017 - Paul Thome

In recent elections and referendums, we have witnessed a global change in the political tide; some of us may question the operation of democracy in our current societies. Democracy comes from the Greek (as the first Western democracy was from Athens) demos meaning ‘people’ and kratos meaning ‘power’, literally translating to ‘power to the people’. […]

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The Golden Record: What Next?

The Golden Record: What Next?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Bethany Webb-Strong

2017 will mark the fortieth year since NASA sent off voyagers I and II on a tour of the solar system and then beyond into interstellar space. On board these vessels, which were designed to last for thousands of years, was a time capsule of sorts named the golden record. This record was created in […]

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Is the US on the Decline?

Is the US on the Decline?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Samuel Edgington

A key theme of the recently successful Trump campaign was monopolising upon the concern of American decline. The call to “make America great again” only resonated because it reflected a genuine feeling in the U.S. regarding domestic and international decline; there is a pervading sense that something has been lost. The majority of Americans now […]

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Morals & Machines

Morals & Machines

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Waratchaya Limvipuwat

In 1984, director James Cameron introduced to the world, “The Terminator”. This was a film, set in a dystopian world where society is dominated by artificial intelligence networks. Back when the film was first released, the idea of machines and computers being able to revolt against man’s control was absurd. Today, it does not seem […]

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Racing Forward – The Future of Technology and Transport

Racing Forward – The Future of Technology and Transport

Thursday 9 February 2017 - David Akinwolemiwa

It would not be at all controversial to claim (As Uber itself does), that Uber is “changing the logistical fabric of cities around the world”. However, a recent employment tribunal ruling is sure to change the logistical fabric of not only their business model, but that of the ‘gig economy’ at large. The gig economy […]

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Deliveroo: Good for Who?

Deliveroo: Good for Who?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - James Paget-Brown

A quote by Tim Goodwin has been floating around the Internet recently, receiving many likes and shares. It reads as follows: “The world’s largest taxi company [Uber], owns no vehicles. The world’s most popular media owner [Facebook], creates no content. The world’s most valuable retailer [Alibaba], owns no inventory. The world’s largest accommodation provider [Airbnb], […]

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Afterlife – In a Virtual Reality System

Afterlife – In a Virtual Reality System

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Kimberly Lee

Humans have been on a quest to find immortality since the dawn of time when we grasped the concept that we will all inevitably face death in time to come. It may be possible that this idea of immortality is not far from reality’s reach today. There are already methods out in the market for […]

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All Eyes on You – The Snooper’s Charter

All Eyes on You – The Snooper’s Charter

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Lauren Counsell

Was Orwell right? Are we now living in a real life 1984? Have we all just kissed goodbye to our privacy without knowing it? Unfortunately, the answer is possibly yes. Big Brother (or various government authorities) may soon be spying on you, if they are not already, or at least saving your personal data. The […]

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The International Criminal Court – International No More?

The International Criminal Court – International No More?

Thursday 9 February 2017 - Aisling Morgan

On 24th November 2016, the 15th Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court (ICC) left the international community worried for the future. Vocal criticisms of the ICC, withdrawals of membership and a changing political sphere do not do well to quell the fear of the existence of the Court. Over the course of […]

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