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Woman of the Month: Jennifer Doudna

Once in a while, we have an invention that changes the world completely, permanently and irreversibly. With the atomic bomb, came the ability to...

CIRCLES: The Way of the Future and why we’re never scared

In Dartmouth, New Hampshire, 1956, computer scientist John McCarthy coins the term “Artificial Intelligence”, in a conference room, proposing a study into the potential...

Rhetoric: Fake News

“The media is really, the word, one of the greatest of all terms I’ve come up with, is ‘fake’ … I guess other...

Everyday Ideology: sweet decay – East Asia’s culture of ecological disaster

'Make our skies blue again' is becoming a worn-out catchphrase of the Chinese government. The same promise was made by the Chinese premier Li...

Rhetoric: Terrorism

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me”; we’ve all heard the familiar nursery rhyme designed to cheer up...

Iran’s Presidential Elections – a key moment in the country’s post-revolutionary...

On the 19th of May, Iranians will have the chance to vote for their country’s most senior elected politician in the 12th Presidential Elections...

The shadow of Andrew Jackson looms heavy over the Trump presidency

"We are living in an unprecedented time in politics" has become a bastardised phrase in the post-2016 zeitgeist. Overused by pundits since Trump’s inauguration...
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Wondering how to resist Trump? Learn from the Arab Spring

Six long years ago, protests were sparked across the Middle East and North Africa. In Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Bahrain, Oman,...

What If: Communism were a reality in the UK?

I’ll start this off with saying that I, by no means, am a communist. But as a historian, I find myself drawn to this...

Current Despairs: Should celebrities get involved in politics?

This may be a current affairs column, but I am trying my hardest to make sure it doesn’t include any words that start with...