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Music Is Still A Powerful Political Tool

There are many who believe that the role of a musician is to entertain, certainly not to get involved in politics. They see artists such as BeyoncĂ©, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams publicly endorsing Hillary Clinton in last year’s US Presidential Election and groan. It is true that often musicians try and use…

What Is The Amygdala?

The expansion and evolution of our brains can be likened to the growth of villages into vast sprawling cities over hundreds of years. We started with a few houses, slowly building up and out as we needed more housing or more services, connecting the different parts of our cities with highways, and building…

Why The Comey Hearing Changes Nothing, Yet

James Comey’s testimony set social media alight with some 19.5 million people tuning in to watch the former FBI Director testify before Congress. There was outcry as the public and numerous left leaning news outlets claimed that Comey’s testimony proved obstruction of justice and calls for impeachment were echoed again. But Comey’s testimony…

What Can Westworld Teach Us About Artificial Intelligence and Consciousness?

Eventually, we will be able to simulate the human brain in all its glory, 86 billion neurons down to the last synapse. This eventuality leaves a rather large question mark over the issue of human consciousness; given that an artificial intelligence modelled on the human brain could theoretically have the same make up…

Why It’s The Perfect Time For A Carbon Tax In The UK

In 2010, David Cameron promised that his government was going to be the greenest government ever. Yet, since then, the Conservatives have pushed back on numerous environmental measures, including removing the subsidies for solar panel installation and putting a hold on all onshore wind-farm construction. The UK Government has committed to reducing UK…

Who Are The DUP?

Arlene Foster and the DUP have suddenly become the most powerful people in British politics. With their sweep of 10/18 seats in Northern Ireland they have the power to give Theresa May an overall majority in Westminster of two seats. The deal may not even be legally compatible with the Good Friday Agreement…