Why Science Must Reward Failure

Any scientist will tell you that science is a process of trial and error. Error, however, is rarely rewarded (and often not even admitted to) by the scientific community. This is a result of stagnation in the way that scientific discoveries are made public, with scientific publishing seemingly stuck in a paradigm unaffected by the…

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David Bellamy’s Arctic Light: An Artist’s Journey in a Frozen Wilderness

An intrepid explorer as well as a keen artist, David Bellamy is a man of many talents. Arctic Light: An Artist’s Journey in a Frozen Wilderness successfully exemplifies this, pairing frozen landscapes sensitively captured in watercolour with sharp and funny anecdotes of the trials and tribulations faced during Bellamy’s countless expeditions.

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Okja: Bold, Bizarre, Brilliant

Those as deeply invested in Netflix as me (namely, other recent graduates struggling to adapt to the real world) will have also noticed a recent surge in the number and quality of original films and TV shows released by the company. Working together with a mix of highly-esteemed directors, Netflix has raised the stakes and…

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#MakeScienceCoolAgain – just how damaging is scientific inaccessibility?

The March for Science took place in cities across the world yesterday, with Washington’s protest seeing tens of thousands in attendance. People poured onto the streets in defiance of the impending budget cuts to research, vocalising the importance of science both on personal, and universal levels. However, in the midst of this positive solidarity, I was particularly struck…

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The Science of Friendship

The formation of lasting friendships is often thought of as a uniquely human quality – however, significant amounts of research have found this assumption to be untrue. In fact, studies have shown that a number of different species also exhibit behaviours similar to that which we would classify as friendly. Whilst the precise reasons for this are…

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