Category: Science and tech

Musings from a peninsula

Down syndrome, for who they are – Beatrice P A

For many years there has been a stigma around Down syndrome children in the medical society, not just encouraging mothers to terminate Down syndrome babies but only showing society the negative effects of having a Down syndrome child. I am a strong believer that it is a woman’s choice as to what happens to her…
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‘Don’t Look Up’ – satire or a warning? the breakdown we all need – Rosy F

Although it is a new movie, ‘Don’t Look Up’ has already got lots of people talking about it. The film has gathered a lot of attention, not just for the star studded cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet and Jonah Hill (just to name a few), but also for the realistic…
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Video Games with James – James B

Elite Dangerous by Frontier Developments: Gameplay: 8/10 Online: 10/10 Story/lore: 8/10 Freedom: 10/10 Missions: 6/10 Graphics: 10/10 Certificate: 12 Elite Dangerous is a space exploration game set in a 1:1 scale recreation of the Milky Way Galaxy set in 3308.  There is no story narrative in the game as it focuses on the freedom to…
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The Truthful A-level Subject Review Part 1 – Lucy Dixon

As GSCE assessments are coming to an end, and the A-level subject decisions are beginning to be made, here’s a truthful review of the A-level subjects from the current Year 12’s:  A-level Maths Maths is definitely an interesting subject, which consists of a lot of practice questions in order to progress and do well. Revision is a lot easier without having to produce a lot of flashcards and notes with the main form of…
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What is really going on in India? – Lucy Dixon

“It can be said with pride, India … defeated COVID-19 under the able, sensible, committed and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Modi … introducing India to the world as a proud and victorious nation in the fight against COVID”.  These are the words of India’s current ruling party, Bharatiya Janata. Having only being announced only a few…
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Does the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine cause blood clots? – Ellie Hewes

As I am sure many of you have heard, the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine has been paused in many European countries, such as Germany, France, Italy and Spain. This is due to the small number of people who reported that they had experienced blood clots as a result of the vaccine. When I…
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Celebrating in the virtual world – Nellie Neill

During the uncertainty and bafflement of what this year has wrapped us in, I think we should look at all the little things that have brought us together even with a challenging global pandemic. Although the virus has cancelled our plans and torn apart a promising year, we have yet to realise the importance of…
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There’s A Vaccine! – Frankie Stenning

News has spread across the country of the possibility of a vaccine for the deadly COVID-19 virus. This vaccine, if approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in its final stage of testing, would be the fastest ever vaccine produced and given to the public. This vaccine has been produced by the…
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The plastic problem – Finlay Dinnick

Cutting our consumption of single use plastic means avoiding having it as part of our daily diet: All of us are familiar with the plastic problem that faces out planet today but many people don’t realise the deeper more complex problem that lies within arguably the 21st centuries most useful and most dangerous product. Since…
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An argument against cryptocurrency – Alfie Christopher

The crypto currency market is a “collection of concepts and technologies that form the basis of a digital money ecosystem.” By purchasing one unit of crypto currency, one is purchasing a piece of data secured by cryptography. The value of this data fluctuates in the same fashion as the British £ or the US $.…
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