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Did Russell Brand Really Mean That We Should Govern With Facebook?

Mark Hillary | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

It's been two weeks since Russell Brand was on the BBC Newsnight programme telling Jeremy Paxman that voting is a waste of time. Since then, it feels a little like democracy itself has been drowned in a political cacophony as Brand lovers and haters debate his prediction of revolution in the UK.

Brazilian 'Atlantis' Discovered (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK

Brazilian and Japanese experts have discovered undersea rock structures, which could be evidence of a sunken landmass similar to that of the legend of...

Should Universities Teach Wellbeing?

Jules Evans | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jules Evans

Shouldn't university teach us to criticise simplistic or politically convenient definitions of happiness?

Love Is a Losing Game

Nikita Malik | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

Love is a losing game. Or, in economic terms, a 'second-best' situation where one or more optimality conditions cannot possibly be satisfied.

Why Plato Believed We Should Pay MPs More

Alan Wager | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Politics
Alan Wager

It may be an unfashionable take given trust in our parliament fell to new depths in 2012, with less than a quarter of people tending to trust the UK parliament to make important decisions, but politics does a lot of very important things- and therefore so do MPs.

Diamond, Plato and the Demise of Rangers

Ally Livingston | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

The LIBOR rigging scandal was the story of the last week, but this tale has some surprising parallels with the demise of Rangers. Of course the original crimes were very different, but both their supporters cited the 'greater good', as arguments for the continuation of the status quo.

Lecturers Vent Their Spleens At 'Department Of Omnishambles'

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

For the first time, the public can have access to the innermost thoughts of university academics - and not part with a penny. Welcome to the Depart...

An Octopus and a Snail Walk Into a Bar...An Ode to Organic Intelligence and Intellectual Stupidity

Théo Le Bret | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK
Théo Le Bret

What makes an octopus intelligent is not its brains, but its arms, and the physical perfection of these arms rather than the complexity of the nervous system that controls them.