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Researchers Discover Cannibalistic Muscle Cells

University of Portsmouth scientists have discovered that diseased muscle cells eat themselves to death. The researchers say that this previously unknown phenomenon could have far reaching effects on the treatment of diseases such as cancers. The discovery, made by Dr…

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Great Writing and Portsmouth

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Charles Dickens, one of Britain’s most talented and highly celebrated writers of all time, was born in the city of Portsmouth. But he is not the only one of the Victorian era to be remembered for great writing and associated with this…

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Spiked Magazine, Go F**k Yourselves

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Over the past few weeks, discussions relating to the idea of freedom of speech and wherever the hell it’s limits lie have been erupting all over campuses across the country. Are we entitled to say what we like or are…

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Student Public Divide

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As a humanities/arts student, whichever my degree falls under, I’ve been led to understand that I’m involved in some Orwellian Technocratic vision. When I step into ‘the real world,’ as my employed friends describe it, I’ll have a potentially lower…

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Vaporwave Tsunami

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Startup symphonies and shutdown sonnets, we obey the idiosyncrasies of electronic logic. Battery life dictates our daily activities and camera quality controls our memories. Spellcheck and calculate, the mentors of our work. We put our faith into the lines of…

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Pompey Play Out Oxford Stalemate

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A year in NFL

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Well, what an incredible season it has been. Before it even began, we had the NFL draft, where the Johnny Manziel story took centre stage. After all the bravado surrounding the Texas A&M signal caller, he started one game all…

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Australian Open: Round One

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The Australian Open got up and running in the early hours of Monday morning and, fittingly from the British perspective, it opened up with a regulation, straight sets victory for Andy Murray. He played the qualifier Yuki Bhambri and, despite…

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Ched Evans: free man, free agent

Ched Evans was released from Wymott prison on the 17th October after serving only half of his five-year prison. The 25-year-old Wales international was convicted in April 2012 of raping a 19-year-old woman in a Premier Inn hotel near Rhyl…