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Fabric From an Aerosol? LFW 2016 & the Development of ‘Eco-Fabrics’

Today marks the end of London Fashion Week 2016. As you’d expect the line-up included well known British designers such as Julien Macdonald and Vivienne Westwood, as well as featuring collections from Mulberry, Burberry and Alexander McQueen to name but a … Continue reading

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The National Media Museum, The Northern Powerhouse & the North-South Divide

Recently it was announced that an archive of over 400,000 photos would be transferred from Bradford’s National Media Museum to the V&A Museum in London. The news was met with huge criticism; the story was covered by many national media … Continue reading

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World First: Gene Editing Approved – Paving the Way for GM Babies?

This week big news in the medical world was announced: for the first time ever, a “country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it“. In effect, scientists have been given the green light to ‘edit’ human embryos in … Continue reading

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The Allure of Espionage, Magic & Crosswords

We have long had a fascination with espionage, the lives of secret agents and cryptic codes hidden in the most ordinary of messages. For some, espionage conjures images of Bond, high octane adventure and glamorous living, whilst others imagine darkened … Continue reading

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Cashing In – The UK Gambling Industry

The UK gambling industry is worth billions. And like any other industry, the success of gambling companies relies on effective and targeted advertising campaigns. As a result, in recent years the UK has been bombarded with advertisements for sports betting, online … Continue reading

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How Much Money is Too Much Money?

Since the economic recession of 2008-2013, many of us have had to learn to take greater care of our money, and survive within sometimes drastically limited means. Even now, despite claims that Britain’s own economy is on the mend, the … Continue reading

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Time to Learn a Language that isn’t English?

At some point or other most of us have witnessed a “conversation” that consists of pointing, hands being waved about and attempts to second guess the remainder of someone’s sentence, all in a bid to make sense of what the … Continue reading

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What is so Frightening About Women?

This week history has been made – for the very first time, in Saudi Arabia women have been allowed to vote and to even stand as candidates. For an ultra-conservative nation it is a huge political landmark, particularly now that … Continue reading

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The Dual Face of Medicine?

The history of medicine is undoubtedly fascinating, from prehistoric trephination, to the discovery of antibiotics, and the synthetic pharmaceutical revolution of the 20th century. Nowadays medical advances are no less interesting, though more highly specialised. Recently there have been a … Continue reading

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Why do Languages Sound the Same?

Across the world there are thousands of languages, some of them living, some of them dead. Each is incredibly complex with its own grammar structure, vocabulary, phonetics, semantics and idiosyncrasies. Arabic is unlike French, which is unlike German, which is … Continue reading

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