Celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission

Half a century ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon and Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man (and) one giant leap for mankind”. Parents will remember schools and workplaces coming to a standstill when on July 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first two humans to land on the moon.… Continue reading Celebrating 50 years since the Apollo 11 mission

Alan Turing to be honoured on new Bank of England 50-pound note

Mathematician Alan Turing, famous for cracking the German Code during WWII with the Enigma Machine, is set to feature on a new Bank of England note. Considered the father of modern computing and Artificial Intelligence, Turing’s contribution has been dubbed as “far-reaching and path-breaking” by Mark Carney, current Bank of England Governor. Speaking to the… Continue reading Alan Turing to be honoured on new Bank of England 50-pound note

U.S. Soccer team celebrated victory – and got criticised

Last week, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team scored a historic 13-0 win over Thailand. According to reports, that victory was the largest margin ever scored by a men’s or women’s team at any world cup. That in itself is worth celebrating. But it wasn’t the score that started a heated discussion and criticism. No, soccer… Continue reading U.S. Soccer team celebrated victory – and got criticised

Spilling the tea on Detox tea: Is it worth it?

If you’re on Instagram, it’s safe to say that you’ve probably come across an influencer sprucing a detox tea. Detox teas are the lifeblood of fitness and celebrity influencers, or really, anyone with a toned stomach and a couple of thousand followers on Instagram. Since sponsored posts have become a lucrative and important part of… Continue reading Spilling the tea on Detox tea: Is it worth it?

Should ultra-processed foods come with a warning?

Over the last six months, more and more scientific studies have been released showing the harms of a ultra-processed foods. Ultra processed foods are pre-packaged foods that contain a long list of ingredients and additives, often including stabilisers, preservatives and added sugars. Many are often attached to health claims and examples include soft drinks, baked… Continue reading Should ultra-processed foods come with a warning?