Monthly Archives: September 2017

When art and science come together

Engineer, scientist and performer Dr Niamh Shaw talks about women in science and how to change old stereotypes to Danielle Maldonado.
What if you could be an engineer, who is also a scientist, who is also a performer, who is also training to become an astronaut? Dr Niamh Shaw is already all of them, and she uses science to inspire people to think they can be all… Read more »

The age of alternative facts

Deepansha Banswal looks at the how the beginning of the Trump era gave rise to a novel way to describe lying.
The term “alternative facts” came to be used in the media a lot thanks to the Trump administration. The term got popular when it was used by counsellor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway during an interview with Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the PressRead more »

Say no to xenophobia: African lives matter

Oghenenyerhovwo Ogbodu reports on recurring xenophobic attacks on other African nationalities in South Africa.
In March 1960, 69 black people were massacred in Sharpeville, South Africa, by the white apartheid police. That same year, Nigeria successfully liberated itself from the grip of British occupation that had stretched for 160 years. The years that greeted Nigeria’s independence saw the formation of… Read more »

Smooth criminals: The new celebrities

Lauren Cassidy bemoans the emergence of the celeb criminal.
It is becoming more and more common that people are disregarding the need for a degree to work in certain jobs. Michael Price wrote in the Huffington Post: “We’ve reached a point in human history where higher education no longer works.”  In his article, he… Read more »