The 95 years of Nelson Mandela

The 95 years of Nelson Mandela

Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa, who also played a fundamental role in the removal of the apartheid system in South Africa. Nelson Mandela’s life was difficult, but one which catapulted him into greatness. As a teenager...

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Middle East Peace

Middle East Peace

By Tim Epps Amidst an unending stream of highly polished, expensive cars we sat in the marvellous evening warmth in Lazeez Tapas on Duke Street. Our energetic, ebullient and charming host, Emilio, the owner told us that if the middle-eastern protagonists of the various conflicts sat down together and tasted...

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Is drinking coffee good for you?

Is drinking coffee good for you?

Health professionals have previously warned against drinking large amounts of caffeinated coffee, saying tit could lead to irritability and insomnia. But a number of studies have that drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of disease or death. Taking this into account, researchers analysed data from 500,000 adults in...

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3.6 million year wait to find the right shoes !

3.6 million year wait to find the right shoes !

In Tanzania in 1976 Mary Leakey’s discovery of the footprints of one of our oldest ancestors, was made by the sheer luck of ducking to avoid being hit by elephant dung being thrown by one of her researchers. Her discoveries paint a poignant picture of a family walking away from...

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Royal College of Art: Communications Show

Royal College of Art: Communications Show

From 20th century Iranian postcards to a 15ft inflatable sheep, the Royal College of Art’s Communication Show was a sensory emancipation for a gaggle of journalists whose specialisms rarely extend beyond grammar, syntax and a fancy word or two. The central themes of the exhibition, animation, information experience design and...

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