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The Great British Take-Off: Brits in Space

Libby Plummer | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Libby Plummer

Next year Tim Peake, a former Major in the British Army Air Corps, will be Britain's first official astronaut to make it into space... Peake will fly to the International Space Station (ISS) where he'll spend six months carrying out experiments on the ESA's Columbus laboratory module.

Stop Blaming Anti-Feminist Young Women For Feminism's Marketing Problems

Alyx Gorman | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alyx Gorman

Teenage girls across the world are publicly rejecting feminism. Now, excuse me one moment while I get inside my bomb shelter, but I can kind of see their point...

Love Your Self(ie): The Positive Rise of Selfie Culture

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Ever since getting my iPhone and experimenting with apps like Snapchat and Instagram, I found myself taking more selfies and viewing myself in this way more regularly. It made me really look at myself and assess the aspects of my face and, in time, I realised that I actually really like the way that I look not just in the strategically angled and well lit photos that we take of ourselves.

This Patch Makes Salad Taste Like Steak

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Would you like a patch which makes salad to taste like steak? A machine which lets people allergic to animals keep pets? Or how about a program which ...

Despite Our Real Concerns, Labour Will Be Supporting the Government's DRIP Bill

Diana Johnson | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Diana Johnson

Given that the Government are responding to a European Court judgement handed down in April, on a case heard last year, there is no excuse for rushing this legislation through Parliament in less than a week. But at stake is something very important and this is why we'll be supporting the Government today.

What Has Humanity Come to in a Week? Social Media Pornography

Sacha Wise | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Wise

Two reflections in the media that makes some parts of humanity seem as perverse as a creepy stranger peering down your top. They both involved sexual acts. They both involve social media. One of the instances involves rape.

Is Instagram the Modern Mother's Little Helper?

Natasha Batsford | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Batsford

When I was young, if we wanted to share the moment that our babies took their first faltering steps across the lounge floor, we had to stick our heads out of the front door and shout at Peggy across the road to stop hanging out her washing and come see.

Finding Out She's Pregnant: 10 Dads Give Their Experiences

Karl Young | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karl Young

There has long been the opinion of men naturally being scared and or wanting to run away once a woman has told them they are expecting. Personally I am not sure where this has come from and I can only guess it's from the soaps and the trashy magazines. In my experience I was over the moon and from speaking to my followers on Twitter so were they.

Seeing the Future of Space Clearly

William Pomerantz | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
William Pomerantz

We don't just think about the next flight, we think about what happens 1,000 flights from now, when SpaceShipTwo is being operated by people who haven't even applied for jobs at our company yet... The door to the space frontier is opening.

The Importance of Net Neutrality for the Connected Car

Gary Newe | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Just as we have freedom of speech and equality in our day-to-day lives, it's only natural that, as we enter a more digitally-centric world, the same practices occur. As internet and connectivity continue to play a huge part in our lives, we need to make sure that net-neutrality also continues to play a part.

How PR Ruined My Life, and Yours Too, Probably

Katie Beswick | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Everything's a marketing opportunity. Our existence is only a chance to prove how brilliant we are, and to congratulate our mates for their brilliance too... The fact is, the more we PR our lives online, the more isolated we become. With every 'Ibiza. Done' status update we move further and further away from meaningful relationships with our families, friends and lovers.

Computer Graphics Used to Spark Environmental Action - It's Not Just for Movies and Games

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

Computer graphics can help create incredible instances of escapism - but also play a part of helping to change our world for the better... bringing awareness to a quietly devastating issue via a bit of visual trickery.

Time to Get More Women in Tech

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

I can count on one hand the number of inspirational women in top technology positions. Google recently revealed that only 17% of tech roles were occupied by women, prompting the resurgence of the much needed "women in technology" discussion

Why You Need a Mobile Expert

Greg Grimmer | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Greg Grimmer

It's the year of mobile. 1998 was the first year I heard someone utter that dreaded phrase. However, even though most of us still have to deal with 2% battery life by lunchtime - mobile is unequivocally taking over the world. It's a beast; a complex beast. You've got 4G, NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi and countless other TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms to the uninitiated) to navigate through.

New Technology Is Changing the Way We Manage Our Money

Alex Sullivan | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Sullivan

It's not often that those of us who work in the world of financial services get to say that we've made something that's pretty cool, but our new international payments app has really made me feel like it might be one of those times.

Business Travel on a Budget

Nigel Cannings | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Cannings

When you run your own business, but still need to travel thousands or even tens of thousands of miles a month, you start to look at budget before anything else. But what is the point of the large comfy seats and posh hotel rooms? Is it vanity, or a real business necessity?

Negative SEO Does Exist and Here's the Proof

Jonathan Guy | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Jonathan Guy

Last week however one of our client's sites received an "Unnatural Links" notification in Webmaster Tools. Given that we haven't been link building for this client or site and we know that they haven't then this was a bit of a surprise... it's clearly a crude attack on their site.

301+ Interviews: Doctor Puppet

Mat Greenfield | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Doctor Puppet is a series of stop motion animated shorts featuring characters and concepts from the sci-fi series ... "We are working on episode 6 and it will premiere at the end of August. We're actually doing something really different and exciting".

Everyone Talks About the Jet Stream But What Is It?

Kirsty McCabe | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty McCabe

Terrible winter? Blame it on the jet stream. Great summer? Praise be to the jet stream for being in the right place (i.e. not over the UK for a very pleasant change). But what exactly is this jet stream that everyone keeps talking about, and why does it have such a large influence on our weather?

Crowdfunding Proving Popular in the Middle East

Luke McManus | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Tech
Luke McManus

Crowdfunding has been met with skepticism from banks and local government. "They see it as a threat," claims Absi, "they fear it because it could be a way of laundering money or funding terrorism; it's not a comfortable zone for them."

Why the Tour de France Has Proved We Are Selfie-Obsessed

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mariann Hardey

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen branded the craze 'a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' ... in this technologically driven age, each spectator wants to prove they were part of the action and hence the selfie found a new arena... it undoubtedly gravitates towards narcissism. 'Look at how much fun I'm having, I want you to envy me'.

This Proud Father Filmed His Wife Giving Birth On The Pavement

Barcroft Media | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

You'd think delivering your wife's child in the street would be a stressful affair, but one man managed to do just that....and film it at the same tim...

The Internet Isn't Just a Space for Art

Omar Kholeif | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The performative self[ie] online is part of a longer social process of mapping the marginal body into space, a networked space that posits the identifiable self as part of a primary narrative from which it has been excluded... It's a way of manifesting one's existence, proving that you are alive.

And the Player of the Tournament Is... Technology

Garry Veale | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Garry Veale

Nearly one billion viewers worldwide are predicted to watch Sunday's final with the social media sphere expected to see a massive spike during and immediately after the match. Technology, and our adoption of it, has certainly been a key player in making this tournament such a success.

Facebook Likes Don't Fight Cancer, Action Does

Sal Lahoud | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Sal Lahoud

Be it those ubiquitous 'cancer selfies' or the bemusing proliferation of posts saying 'If you hate cancer, like this', this is a disease that provokes us to do something, even if that something is utterly trivial.