With advancements everyday in the world of technology, it can be hard to see how better smartphones and tablets and video games could possibly be a bad thing. Interactive whiteboards in schools and online homework make education so much simpler while the tiny computers in our pockets make communication across the globe the norm. Fifty years ago such things were a vague dream up there with flying cars and commercial space travel, but now it can be hard to escape the wide reach of technology. We are – quite literally – living the dream. Continue reading
With increasing workloads and a million other stuff that needs to be done getting enough sleep can seem like it’s not that big a priority. You may have been told growing up that sleeping can help your body recuperate from the day’s activities but with only 50 kcal of energy being saved in eight hours sleep (that’s about the same as a piece of toast) that doesn’t seem to be the case. So why is sleep so important? Continue reading
With the recent release of David Attenborough’s new series ‘Planet Earth 2’, attention has once again turned towards the environment and how we can preserve it. For years we’ve been warned about the dangers our present lifestyles are posing to the rainforests, oceans, bees and/or polar bears. Everything we do seems to hurt some part of the natural world, so much so that some are even wondering if global warming even exists, but with a new report saying global wildlife populations have dropped by 58% since 1970, it seems like the warnings weren’t unfounded.
It’s that time of year again, time to raise awareness and understanding about the issues that affect us all, including development, the environment and equality. Continue reading
Recently it’s been hard to turn without seeing someone protesting for or against fracking. But is it the solution to our country’s foreign oil dependence as the government claims? If fracking is the miracle we need to cope with rapidly increasing energy demands, why are so many environmental campaigners dead set against it? Continue reading
Okay, hands up, who’s heard of asexuality?
And who actually knows what it means?
Everyone’s got a habit they want to quit, be it smoking or binge-watching Doctor Who, and while some are relatively harmless, others can have a serious impact on your long-term health. In this article we’ll look at why it’s so hard to stop smoking and just what people mean when they talk about Stoptober.
Only two weeks back and we can already feel the pressure of exams looming. With teachers reminding us at every turn and the homework piling up, sometimes you need a little something to take your mind off it. Here are five upcoming films guaranteed to take you to another world…