Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The official student newspaper of Methodist Ladies' College, est. 2020

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“Help, I’m being photobombed by SpaceX!” : the woes of satellite internet constellations  

While the space-based Hubble Telescope is often the first to come to peoples’ minds, the majority of telescopes are actually ground-based. This...

The ultimate sci-fi tier list: Felucia, Star Wars

You know a planet is inconducive to continuing human survival when it was created to evoke the claustrophobic horror of combat in...

The ultimate sci-fi tier list: Dr Miller’s Planet, Interstellar

Confession time: I’ve really procrastinated writing about this planet as it is by far the most scientifically demanding. Interstellar is rather famous...

The ultimate sci-fi tier list: Pandora, Avatar

While there is much to criticise about Avatar’s plot, its physical worldbuilding remains fascinating even a decade after its initial release. Pandora...

The ultimate sci-fi tier list: Earth, The Wandering Earth

In this 2019 Chinese science fiction epic, humanity is forced to look for another home in the universe, as the sun prematurely...

Book Recommendation of the Month

The world’s eyes have never been more focused on the American political situation than they are right now. This past month, we...

Eulogy for a Closing Window

They say language is a window, Through which one’s culture is conferred. As if ramrod grammar...

To judge or not to judge – religion, media and Amy Coney Barrett

This last week, Amy Coney Barret’s name has all but dominated my news feed. After getting over the admittedly strange feeling of...

Stage 4, Alzheimer’s Breakthrough and the Beirut Explosion: 2/8-9/8

Your weekly rundown of the biggest things that happened in the week beginning 2/8

The Report – Exposing the truth behind the CIA’s “enhanced interrogation”

There are some movies that you don’t find – they find you. I’d been going on a Wikipedia marathon out of sheer boredom when I chanced upon a movie that I could vaguely remember wanting to watch but never got around to. It was called The Report.

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What’s Brewing?

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Interview with Professor Glyn Davis

Thanks Shivy for the invitation to reflect. So in response to your questions – Professor Davis, for those who may...

U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

When the world witnessed the deadliest terrorist act on U.S. soil nearly twenty years ago, no-one had anticipated the subsequent war that...
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