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This Meteorite Is So Bright, It Turned Night Into Day

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Tech

If you have ever looked up into the night sky hoping to catch a glimpse of a shooting star but not had much luck, may we suggest a holiday to Siberia?...

My £5 Note Problem

Afton McKeith | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

Due to the outcry against the new British animal fat £5 note, some shops have been refusing the note as tender. Reports show that customers even deny it for change. Perfect Solution: Reprint the new British £5 note with pumpkin seed oil.

In Aleppo, Death Is Everywhere

Gareth Bayley | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Gareth Bayley

Aleppo has been in the news for months, but the brutal reality of this humanitarian catastrophe has never been as bad as this. Simply put, the Assad regime and its backers are trying to turn eastern Aleppo into a coffin.

Is Technology The New Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

But there is another thing that could be just as unfair and just as advantageous, and it's being used in sports everywhere: technology. So should the public aim some of their outrage at technology like a donor of toxin-free urine aiming into a bottle? Let's see how tech is used in sports to find out.

Trump, Putin And The Illusion Of The Strong Leader

Jenny Mathers | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Politics
Jenny Mathers

Despite appearances, Vladimir Putin is not a strong leader, but it takes a willingness and an ability to look beyond the illusion of strength to understand that.

Caution: Dangerous World Ahead

Robin Lustig | Posted 20.11.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

There is no point trying to deny it any longer: the election of Donald Trump has made the world a much more dangerous place. Suppose you are a national leader with ambitions that run counter to the interests of the US or of the Western powers more generally. With the EU in disarray, and a buffoon in the White House, what better opportunity will you have to put your plans into action?

Bringing Up Kids In An Unstable World

Tom Walters | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Parents
Tom Walters

It is an indescribable feeling seeing someone you embrace with love so deep it makes you nauseous, developing and changing with the passing weeks. That you've somehow managed to create this gentle creature that is untouched by the bitterness and cynicism of modern life.

President Donald Trump: The World Turned Upside Down?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

Donald Trump, who may prove to be the most unprepared, uninformed president ever to enter office, shows no sign of having applied much thought to such questions and is inclined to shoot from the hip. Despite some conciliatory language since his victory, the rest of us can only hope he'd only be shooting metaphorically.

Trump's Ghost Of A Mandate

Ciaran Gillespie | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Politics
Ciaran Gillespie

Manifestos and policy outlines don't just serve to offer detail about what will be done by an administration, they also offer some restrictions as to what won't be. Trump has a frighteningly unbounded mandate, arising from a lack of sustained interrogation of the basis for his pledges at every step of the campaign.

Hillary Clinton Was The Wrong Candidate Against Donald Trump

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

Instead of choosing their own insurgent who defined himself as a democratic socialist, Bernie Sanders, they chose the establishment- personified figure, Hillary Clinton. How dumb was that?

Russia Marks The 99th Anniversary Of The 1917 Revolution

Victoria Donovan | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK
Victoria Donovan

October 25 marked the 99th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Well, actually, that's not strictly true. The shift from the Julian to Gregorian cal...

We All Lose From A Divided States Of America

Mark Prisk | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Prisk

On Tuesday night we will learn who is about to become the next President of the United States of America. Whoever emerges, they will inherit a country which is more divided than ever before. That's bad news for the rest of us.

The World Is Looking Away While People in Aleppo Are Slaughtered

Robin Lustig | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

Too often the world looks the other way when thousands of people are being slaughtered. Action must be taken and the violence must be stopped. To say something is difficult is not sufficient, and to turn away is immoral.

Too Much Too Young: The Children Of Aleppo

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

In just one recent four-week period (mid-September to mid-October) something like 120 children were killed by the barrel bombing and air strikes in east Aleppo. That's an average of four or five children killed every day. It's an absolute tragedy and nothing can justify it. The wider situation for children in Syria is beyond bleak.

The Waugh Zone October 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, October 24… 1) BREXODUS, MOVEMENT OF THEIR PEOPLE The attempt to clear ‘The Jungle’ camp in ...

British Navy Escorts Russian Warships Through The English Channel

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK

A flotilla of Russian warships en route to Syria passed through the English Channel on Friday morning. Britain deployed its own warships to monitor th...

Presidential Debates Ignore The American People

Kumail Jaffer | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Kumail Jaffer

The three debates reflected a microcosm of American media - frame a narrow spectrum to them all their lives, and people will rarely think outside of it. Ask yourself this, especially if you will vote on November 8th - does America need a new brand of alt right nationalism? A rise in anger towards the immigrants who only work to benefit the countries that house them? Or does it need more of the same? More flawed foreign policy, more bowing to the corporate and banking worlds?

Too Much Russia On Their Minds

Alistair Burnett | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Alistair Burnett

The old saying "people who live in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones" isn't a call to stay silent; but it should be taken as an invocation to avoid hypocrisy if you want your words and actions to carry weight. Double standards have practical consequences.

Pound Store Thatcher And Trump - The Worst Of All 80s Revivals

Will Black | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Politics
Will Black

The 80s revival has been gathering momentum in recent years. The way things are going, it is possible that Glastonbury 2017 revellers will be able to see Howard Jones, Shakin' Stevens, Simply Red and Bros.

John McDonnell Says He Won't March On Russian Embassy To Protest Syria Attacks

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK

John McDonnell has said he will refuse to protest against Russian aggression in Syria by marching outside the country’s embassy in London. The shado...

Boris: West Should Consider 'Military' Option In Syria

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics

The West should consider fresh military action to help protect civilians in Syria, Boris Johnson has declared. In a stern warning to the Assad regime ...

The Waugh Zone October 13, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday, October 13… 1) SM-OTHER RUSSIA With his pal Donald Trump stumbling in the polls, Vladimir Puti...

Russian Embassy Warns Citizens of 'Killer Clown' Craze Sweeping The UK

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

The Russian Embassy has warned its citizens to be aware of the ‘killer clown’ craze sweeping the UK after Boris Johnson urged the public to march ...

Labour: Russia Focus 'Diverts' Attention From US Atrocities in Syria

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Politics

Focus on Russian bombing in Syria “diverts” attention away from atrocities by the US-led coalition in the country, Jeremy Corbyn’s spokesman has...

'Stop The War' Deputy's 'Car Crash' Interview Ends With Call To Oppose The West

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK

The deputy chair of the Stop the War coalition has suggested the most important factor in stopping the conflict in Syria is to “oppose the West”. ...