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Christmas Market Attack: A Blow To The Heart Of German Cultural Life

EPA/Andreas ArnoldBy Ingrid Sharp, University of Leeds I’ve been going to Christmas markets since I was a child in Hannover in the 1970s – I love the stalls, the smells, the twinkly lights and the kitschy music. I own many knitted hats, car...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 20, 2016

Rogue One: The Latest Star Wars Film Fuels Resistance And Protest

It’s all happening. © 2016 Lucasfilm Ltd.By Oli Mould, Royal Holloway This year, by most accounts, has been tumultuous. Notwithstanding the rise of far-right extremism, “Brexitrump” and the horrors of Aleppo, there have been strikes...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 16, 2016

Trump Questionnaire Recalls Dark History Of Ideology-Driven Science

J. Robert Oppenheimer, often called the ‘father of the atomic bomb’ who chaired the ancestor of today’s Department of Energy, had his security clearance revoked during the ‘Red Scare’ of the 1950s. AP PhotoBy Paul N. Edwards, Universit...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 14, 2016

Never Mind Article 50, Here's Why Article 127 Could Be Crucial To Keeping Britain In The Single Market

Ms Jane Campbell / Shutterstock.comBy Gavin Barrett, University College Dublin Britain’s membership of the European single market has become the most contentious issue in the post-Brexit debate. And the legal issues involved are proving rathe...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 14, 2016

Office Christmas Party: A Glimpse Into The Joylessness Of Contemporary American Life

E OneBy Andrew Dix, Loughborough University Tis the season to be jolly. Few institutions insist upon this more than Hollywood, which traditionally includes among its December releases a number of films designed to induce seasonal merriment. Yet...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 12, 2016

Normalizing Fascists...

Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler in Munich, Germany. National Archives Collection of Foreign Records Seized, 1675 - 1958By John Broich, Case Western Reserve University How to report on a fascist? How to cover the rise of a political le...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 11, 2016

How To Stop A Zombie Apocalypse – With Science

ShutterstockBy Joanna Verran, Manchester Metropolitan University and Matthew Crossley, Manchester Metropolitan University Zombie films often end with a miracle cure or the arrival of the army (or the protagonists and the world facing uncertain...
by LoupDargent.info on Sep 3, 2016

We're No Strangers To 'Alien' False Alarms – One Was Caused By A Microwave Oven

By Mark Gallaway, University of Hertfordshire The group of Russian astronomers spotted something unusual. They were observing the rather innocuous star HD 164595, located in the constellation of Hercules 94 light years (or about 900 trillion...
by LoupDargent.info on Sep 1, 2016

Daily Mail's Richard Littlejohn Is Living Proof That The Right Doesn't Do Satire

The joke’s on LIttlejohn. Press Gazette, CC BY-SABy Allaina Kilby, Cardiff University The Daily Mail has never tried to hide its anti-immigration stance, but there can be few more egregious examples of out-and-out bigotry than Rich...
by LoupDargent.info on Aug 29, 2016

What Do Aliens Look Like? The Clue Is In Evolution

Well, maybe. BagoGames/Flickr, CC BY-SABy Matthew Wills, University of Bath Speculating about what aliens look like has kept children, film producers and scientists amused for decades. If they exist, will extra terrestrials turn out t...
by LoupDargent.info on Aug 21, 2016

How #PokemonGo Turned Couch Potatoes Into Fitness Fanatics Without Them Even Realising It

Gotta catch ‘em all. Stoyan Yotov / Shutterstock.comBy John A Parkinson, Bangor University Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm. Within days of its US release, its number of daily active users caught up with longstanding apps Twitter,...
by LoupDargent.info on Aug 21, 2016

What The Bourne Films Get Right And Wrong About Amnesia

Not quite an amnesiac: a scene from ‘The Bourne Ultimatum.’ Jasin Boland/Universal PicturesBy Jennifer Talarico, Lafayette College In 2002’s “The Bourne Identity,” our protagonist wakes up having been shot and plucked, unconsci...
by LoupDargent.info on Aug 7, 2016

Star Trek's Version Of Time Travel Is More Realistic Than Most Sci-Fi

© Paramount PicturesBy Lloyd Strickland, Manchester Metropolitan University Star Trek Beyond may not have received a stellar critical response, but it can be said that it – and the franchise’s two previous films – handle the philosophy...
by LoupDargent.info on Jul 29, 2016

Como saber se não estamos vivendo em uma simulação de computador?

Pilula azul ou vermelha? Considere o seguinte: exatamente agora, você não está onde você pensa que está. Na verdade, você é objeto de um experimento científico que está sendo conduzido […]...
by Suprimatec on Jul 28, 2016

How The #BBC's Obsession With Balance Took Labour Off Air Ahead Of #Brexit

Not enough air time given to concerns of Labour voters. Gareth Fuller/PA WireBy Angela Phillips, Goldsmiths, University of London As Britain reflects on the fallout from the EU Referendum, analysis from Loughborough University demonstrate...
by LoupDargent.info on Jul 16, 2016

One Nation PM: Theresa May Enters Downing Street Promising Unity

A new chapter begins at 10 Downing Street. PA/Stefan RousseauBy Ben Williams, University of Salford Having now started work as Britain’s second woman prime minister, Theresa May has the chance to carve out her own distinct variant of Co...
by LoupDargent.info on Jul 13, 2016

Theresa May Has Clout To Last As PM – If She Can Contain #Brexit Economic Fallout

Theresa May. Dominic LipinskiBy Matthew Francis, University of Birmingham It has become popular to assume that Theresa May, Britain’s new prime minister, has survived the wreckage of Brexit by virtue of “not being a shambles”. The t...
by LoupDargent.info on Jul 13, 2016

#Brexit: Why UK Could Be Doomed To Years Without Proper Access To World Trade

Uh-oh. PhoenixmanBy Kristen Hopewell, University of Edinburgh and Matias E. Margulis, University of Stirling While most discussion since the Brexit vote has focused on how the UK will negotiate the terms of its new trading relationship wi...
by LoupDargent.info on Jun 29, 2016

By Riding The Tiger Of Populism, The Conservatives May Have Destroyed The UK

Go back inside and think about what you’ve done. Matt Dunham/PABy Charles Lees, University of Bath It’s a familiar cliché that the Conservative Party is the most successful political party in the democratic world. Once called the nat...
by LoupDargent.info on Jun 25, 2016

#EURef: Britain Votes To Leave The EU, Here's What Happens Next

Leave ahead. Anthony Devlin / PA WireBy Gavin Barrett, University College Dublin Britain looks on course to leave the EU. This is having an immediate effect on markets. It will have immediate political ramifications too. David Cameron wil...
by LoupDargent.info on Jun 24, 2016


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