The Chicxulub Crater

April 10, 2015 9:00 am0 comments
The Chicxulub Crater

Sixty-six million years ago at the end of the cretaceous period an asteroid struck the earth in a location that is now known as the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico. It is one of the largest known impacts that earth has ever received and has been held responsible for the extinction of […]

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The History of Hinges

March 31, 2015 11:01 am0 comments
The History of Hinges

We take hinges for granted in the same way we take the wheel, but as with every good idea someone had to have invented it, as well as noted when it squeaked and had to be oiled. A hinge is simply a bearing that connects two hard objects and allows […]

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Tsunami

February 11, 2015 2:52 pm0 comments
Tsunami

The word ‘tsunami’ means ‘harbor wave’ in Japanese (tsu = harbor + nami = wave), reflecting Japan’s tsunami-prone history. Usually caused by earthquakes tsunamis of this nature have been known to reach heights of over 100 ft and travel at speeds of up to 500 miles per hour – almost as […]

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The Critical Mass: (i) Wide Open Election

January 1, 2015 12:19 pm0 comments
The Critical Mass: (i) Wide Open Election

It’s a little over four months to the 2015 British General Election (May 7).This one promises to be crucial and more fluid than any election in living memory. Ever since the failure of the international banking system in 2008, millions of people have been pushed further into poverty by neo-liberal […]

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KLM Celebrates 95 Years As Oldest Airline

December 17, 2014 2:45 pm0 comments
KLM Celebrates 95 Years As Oldest Airline

KLM have released a short but sweet video wishing everyone a happy Christmas as they celebrate 95 years of operating. They are officially the oldest airline in the world, retaining their name since 1919. With over 32,000 employees, 115 planes and flying to well over 100 destinations worldwide, KLM continue to be […]

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Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert: Far From Disrespectful

November 14, 2014 1:46 pm2 comments
Sainsbury’s Christmas Advert: Far From Disrespectful

As the company probably predicted, there has been a lot of talk about this year’s Sainsbury’s Christmas advert, made in partnership with the Royal British Legion, and it has certainly divided opinion. Although many people appreciate the beauty and message portrayed in the short film, there are others who have […]

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AirBnB’s Emotional Berlin Wall Anniversary Story

November 12, 2014 12:21 pm0 comments
AirBnB’s Emotional Berlin Wall Anniversary Story

AirBnB has emotionally marked the fall of the Berlin Wall’s 25th anniversary by creating a touching story of two guards from either side of the wall being reunited years later through the AirBnB’s rent-your-home service. The 18th October 1989 was arguably the most significant event for Germany since the end of […]

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November 5th: Not Just Any Old Day!

November 10, 2014 12:51 pm0 comments
November 5th: Not Just Any Old Day!

Last week saw fireworks explode over British skies for November 5th (bonfire night) – I thought I would explore and elaborate on the history of this very night, and uncover why Mr. Fawkes still remains one of Britain’s most hated villains of all time, almost 400 years after his demise. […]

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