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Autonomous cars – the road to the future? [2/2]

The sci-fi dream of being driven everywhere by a robot seems now closer than ever. Whilst it won’t exactly be Johnny Cab, Arnie nearly getting run down by an autonomous […]

Photography by Josh Rawlinson - www.instagram.com/joshua.rawlinson

The ethics of medical data records – is sharing, caring? [2/2]

It is perhaps not the most common knowledge that the NHS’ records are used for research. But I would personally make the argument that this is not necessarily a bad […]

Photography by Josh Rawlinson [www.instagram.com/joshua.rawlinson]

Consciousness and Perception – Are We Aware? [2/2]

Consciousness is perhaps one of the most bizarre phenomena evolution has produced. Not only are billions of cells capable of banding together and walking about, but they are even capable […]

Photography by: Josh Rawlinson

Have Advancements in Technology and Science Actually Made Us Happier? – [2/2]

Research into the psychological effects of social media is, as one would expect, a new and developing field. EPJ Data Science is one journal dealing with this and publishing research […]

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What is the Human Soul? – The Dangers of Unsound Science [2/2]

In 1907, American physician Duncan MacDougall claimed to have weighed the human soul by placing dying people on a set of industrial measuring scales. He claimed that a half to […]

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Hole-Heart Boy

into a library of toxins enter the hole-heart boy   on a guanine dice-roll or a meiotic card-shuffle or god’s fingers poking a womb   “don’t we have it lucky?” […]

Photography by Josh Rawlinson: https://www.instagram.com/joshua.rawlinson/

Is the Government Responsible for our Individual Happiness? – [2/2] 

This week’s Headcandy theme is perhaps one of the most difficult yet in the column to address from a scientific perspective. Firstly, is happiness quantifiable? Perhaps to a very limited extent in the form of pleasure; […]

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An Ultraviolet Waltz

She died on the roof where it was sunny, honey, From the backlash of the heatstroke in the crossfire While Wilson ached about tender women and liars   It’s said […]

Photography: Josh Rawlinson.

Should We Embrace Genetic Modification? [2/2]

 The relatively new advent of CRISPR-cas9 (pronounced “crisper cass nine” and originally demonstrated in a 2012 study) has caused genetic modification to once again be thrust into the limelight. To […]