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Crisis? What Crisis?

Just a few years ago, the staggering loss of life as refugees fled from war-torn countries was an issue that haunted the national consciousness...

Circles: A televised confession

Piers Morgan’s interview with Donald Trump brought little to the table. The pressing questions one might expect from Trump’s first international TV interview were...

Rhetoric: Drugs

Recreational use of illegal drugs is a controversial social topic. Many of us will know users, those in favour of legalisation, those against it,...

CIRCLES: The Biker Caught by his own Helmet Cam (and other...

At 9:20am on the fifteenth of February 2013 an asteroid falls from the sky. 19 metres wide and entering the atmosphere with an energy...

Rhetoric: Homosexual

At the end of 2017 the population of Australia voted in favour of gay marriage, and the country’s parliament legalised the non-binding vote shortly...

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...