Inside the Free Speech Debate

Having the freedom to say what we want is something we’re very proud of in the democratic society. This freedom, however, is a hot topic of debate worldwide, and since recently on our campus as well. Often confusing it with hate speech, some argue that free speech is nowadays being restricted in the pursuit of political correctness. To show why this discussion is so relevant today, I will examine its relationship with democracy and see how they go together.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Photography

To this day I remember taking this photograph. I was so stunned by the beauty of the sunset that I had to make it timeless. It was this moment when I realised just how passionate I am about photography, and how happy and relaxed it makes me. If you’re anything like me and enjoy translating the world’s beauty into a form of art, read on and I’ll share some tips for developing your talent.

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Review: Brain vs World

Beer lover’s favourite science festival Pint of Science comes back, with insight into new and exciting research in the field of Psychology. Three researchers from our Uni explained how they are pushing the frontiers of their respective fields, and why studying the human mind is so important.

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5 New Particles Discovered in CERN

 

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) located in CERN recently detected five new subatomic particles. The particles are all different versions of the Omega-c baryon, detected in 1994. This means they are also heavier cousins to the well-known neutron and proton – the particles that make up atoms. This discovery is important as it sheds light on the inner workings of atomic nuclei, and will help physicists improve their understanding of the ‘strong force’ that holds those particles together.

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Robots: Evolution or Revolution?

Robot. An automatized machine run by a computer. Also, an idea that quite often polarises people and starts discussions. Some believe robots are a crucial part of a developing society as they reduce difficult human labour. Others argue that robotics just brings about more problems than it solves, and opens a whole new array of ethical issues we need to tackle. So, are we justifiably investing in robotic advancement, or just funding our own doom?

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