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5 differences in China

So, for this summer I decided to do something a bit different. Instead of my usual laying in the sun, swimming in the cold sea, or staying at home and […]

Should We Fear Advances in Artificial Intelligence? (Part II)

AI (artificial intelligence) is increasingly pervading the lives of modern day people – and at an unprecedented rate. Approximately 50 years ago, both mobile telephones and televisions were at the […]

End the boycott of the National Student Survey!

This week, I spoke for the motion to end the boycott of the National Student Survey, or NSS. Here’s why I believe that student council was completely right to vote for the motion. The argument for boycott is as so: the data will […]

TEDx UCL Women: women inspiring women

TEDx UCL Women was hosted at Queen Mary this year and held in the Great Hall in People’s Palace. It was a jam-packed day of inspirational talks, broken up by […]

Consciousness and Perception – are you aware? [1/2]

Is the experience of consciousness a universal one? If so, how could we ever prove this? When does consciousness begin, or end? These questions remain mostly unanswerable by the greatest […]

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 […]

Lamia

Unravelling herself from the Gordian Knot that is sleep, Lamia, who has eyes like a peacock, stared nervously at her reflection in the adjacent mirror. Her vermillion-spotted body felt endless […]

Year Abroad. Part 18: Essaix-en-Provence

And at last, my friends visited. Early morning flights means early morning landings, and I was there to welcome them, beret on head, sign in hand. There were 5 of them, […]

Year Abroad. Part 17: La nuit de la verrerie

Nights are normally quieter here in Aix, except for one night. There is a road here called La Rue de la Verrerie and once a year, this bar-lined street in the old town, towered over […]