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Electronic waste: toxic stockpile or reserve of money

Electronic waste: toxic stockpile or reserve of money

A report by the United Nations University (UNU), based in Tokyo, has revealed that the amount of global e-waste is increasing by a disturbing amount of two million tonnes a year. This amount is due to increase to 50 megatons by 2018. Apart [read more]

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: an alternative for pills to cure recurrent depression

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy: an alternative for pills to cure recurrent depression

Recent studies have shown that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as effective as taking anti-depressant medication for those suffering recurring from depressions. MBCT is a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and [read more]

Geo-engineering: will meddling with nature lead to disaster?

Geo-engineering: will meddling with nature lead to disaster?

The term geo-engineering, as defined by The Royal Society 2009, refers to “the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment to counteract anthropogenic climate change”. Until recently, the manipulation of [read more]

One-year space mission: its importance for humans in space

One-year space mission: its importance for humans in space

As of 01:33 GMT on Saturday 28th March, US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko completed a successful journey to the International Space Station (ISS). There they will undertake the longest ever continuous stay on [read more]

The future of green energy amongst car manufacturers

The future of green energy amongst car manufacturers

It’s obvious that different countries have very different attitudes to what constitutes effective green energy.  France obviously favours nuclear with elements of tidal; Germany targets 45 per cent of energy from renewables by 2030, in [read more]

Technology fuels and amplifies people’s morbid attraction to tragedies



Technology fuels and amplifies people’s morbid attraction to tragedies



People are instinctively drawn to human tragedy. Many of us read about it in books or newspapers, or head to the cinema, popcorn underarm, and watch from the comfort of an armchair as it appears as an onscreen spectacle. However, more [read more]

Swedish firm trials innovative chip implant, but is it really useful and to whom?

Swedish firm trials innovative chip implant, but is it really useful and to whom?

Today, emerging technologies enter and impact upon our daily lives at such a speed that the limits of what is possible seem too distant for most laypeople to consider. In turn, our ability to understand them and recognise their inherent [read more]

Earth-like planets discovered by NASA

Earth-like planets discovered by NASA

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered eight new worlds beyond our solar system, marking the 1000th such finding from its mission. In a statement, the Kepler mission team confirmed they had also added another 554 candidates to [read more]

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Apple’s poor working conditions exposed by BBC Panorama

Unfavourable working conditions in Chinese factories supplying Apple products have once again been exposed in a BBC Panorama investigation aired yesterday. The undercover team secretly filmed the abysmal work environment on the iPhone 6 [read more]

NASA to attempt second launch after yesterday’s aborted flight

NASA to attempt second launch after yesterday’s aborted flight

NASA will attempt a second launch of its Orion deep-space capsule later today. This comes after yesterday’s planned flight was aborted due to bad weather conditions, security issues and technical faults with the mission’s Delta IV [read more]

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