Games to look out for

Games to look out for

There are many games to look forward to over the next year. Here’s a selection of some that we’re most excited about. Release Date TBA Crash Bandicoot: On the Run! Crash is back but is now on the run and on mobile. Think Temple Run only on Wumpa Island as...

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It’s not just a walk in the park

It’s not just a walk in the park

Gender equality: Dealing with unwanted advances This week I went on a perfectly routine riverside walk, and was twice approached, separately by two men. The first one fairly innocently asked for a date and was gracious enough not to hurl abuse at me when I delivered the obligatory politer version...

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The Psychology of Isolation

The Psychology of Isolation

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced extroverts and introverts alike into their homes since the beginning of 2020, and with the winter months limiting outside activities, the loneliness many people are facing can seem endless. For younger individuals, the loss of quality time with their friends or fun nights out are...

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A Growing Problem: How Global Food Production Is Draining the World’s Water

A Growing Problem: How Global Food Production Is Draining the World’s Water

After oxygen, food and water are the two most fundamental requirements for the existence of life. So what happens when the production of one begins to threaten the security of the other?  The agricultural industry is responsible for 90% of freshwater consumption globally, and 40% of the water it uses...

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Time for communications warfare

Time for communications warfare

Communications warfare will define international relations over the next decade. Changing our approach to the public/private dimension of communications technology is now the only winning strategy. We increasingly rely on communications, especially the speed, complexity and accessibility of digital media, to make sense of and participate in the world around...

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To Dare is To Do I Love You Tottenham, But I Wish I Didn’t Have To

To Dare is To Do I Love You Tottenham, But I Wish I Didn’t Have To

 It comes with a slow shudder of shame. One-nil, first-half penalty, a totally predictable affair. Neville said it would happen. Carragher said it would happen. Arsenal-player-but-secret-Chelsea-man Merson said it would happen. But then he would.  Yet, as if to spite the lot of them, there lingers that secret pride ready...

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The Cycle of Exploration: A look into the cyclical nature of astrobiology

The Cycle of Exploration: A look into the cyclical nature of astrobiology

Life began the moment that information molecules started to reproduce and evolve via natural selection. But how did this actually happen? While we don’t have a time machine, we can look to other worlds in the solar system and beyond to uncover the secrets of life’s beginnings. Consequently, the closer...

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Six ways to stay positive in lockdown 3.0

Six ways to stay positive in lockdown 3.0

With dark mornings and dark evenings, the light at the end of the tunnel is looking dim. The rapid increase in vaccinations should be cause for celebration, but it often seems overshadowed by the loss of employment, loss of loved ones, and a general loss of morale. Now that the...

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The Loss of Cultural Authenticity Travel in the Time of COVID

The Loss of Cultural Authenticity Travel in the Time of COVID

On every level, the pandemic has provoked a reckoning: with ourselves, our society and our individual social responsibilities. Among the most pronounced of these is our relationship with travel. Until recently, we have seen the world as accessible, as something to enjoy and be consumed. Large-scale globalisation engendered a level...

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