The Importance of Being Relatable

Googling ‘mysteries that science can’t explain’ returns a pile of results all pedalling the same narrative; that “scientists think they have all the answers but they don’t really know any better than you do”. For example, the Daily Forest article ‘Amazing Mysteries That Science Just Can’t Explain’ brags all manner of ‘conundrums’ from magnetism even to the act of […]

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Hairdressing myths: busted

Hair has a lot of myths about it. There aren’t actually many scientific papers on the topic – it’s clearly not something that researchers, except those who seek to promote certain products, focus on – but I spoke to Kelly Munt, assistant manager at the award winning Anne Veck Salon (which does a 20% student […]

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Tales from the Bakery: Flying Shamelessly Solo

Things were not looking good for BakeSoc this week. With just one remaining, quite frankly disorganised, president and multiple essay crises simultaneously occurring all over college, a BakeSoc disaster was looming, with low turnout and chaos predicted. However a single temptation remained: Slutty Brownie. Now before I get accused of confectionary-based shaming there are a […]

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Alice in Westgateland

‘It doesn’t feel like I’m in Oxford anymore’, said a lady I overheard on the escalator. And with the new Alice in Wonderland-themed opening, perhaps that’s what is intended. I am of course talking about the opening of the new Westgate centre on Tuesday 24th November, finally opening its doors after 2 years of construction. […]

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The Bitcoin Paradox

Imagine if you had bought $5 of Bitcoin seven years ago. Today, you would be $4.4 million richer. From its addition to the Oxford Dictionary to its recent price surpassing $3000, Bitcoin has made many news headlines. But what is Bitcoin? And will its value continue to rise? Replacing Politics with Technology Bitcoin is a […]

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