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Gaza Conflict

United Nations: the great spectator

For almost two weeks in mid-November, the world watched on as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict erupted into violence. Bearing a sickeningly familiar resemblance to the scenes of 2008, international media was filled with stories of civilian deaths and inhumane suffering on […]

Science

The Earth doesn’t kill people, scientists do

No matter how much you talk to rocks, they never answer. Charging the planet’s plate formations with multiple manslaughter and putting them on trial is generally tricky because of this. Comparatively talkative humans are easier to convict, which is the […]

Felix Baumgartner

Record breaking free-falls and caffeinated drinks

If on Sunday 14th October you were wrestling a polar bear or sketching the Jabberwocky and your name was Felix, bad luck. You were not the most interesting Felix. That accolade, along with all the others he got that day, […]

Environment

Big oil and thin ice

Oil drilling has brought damage and destruction across the world, from Alaska to West Africa to the Middle East. Now the energy supermajors like BP, Shell and ExxonMobil are aiming their drills north of the Arctic Circle, to the alarm […]

Energy

We must follow Japan’s nuclear example

One and a half years after the nuclear catastrophe, Japan decided to shut off their nuclear plants until 2040. Thus, Japan could be the 4th country realising a power phase-out, besides Germany, Switzerland and Belgium in a certain period. Until the […]

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