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Whether Harambe should have been killed or not misses a deeper point

Whether Harambe should have been killed or not misses a deeper point

Sam Woolfe June 2, 2016 1

  Following news that Harambe, a gorilla at Cincinatti Zoo, was killed, people have been arguing over whether it was right that she was killed. First, let’s address this question. A human life was

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What the Big Environmental Groups Don’t Want You to Know

What the Big Environmental Groups Don’t Want You to Know

Sam Woolfe March 27, 2016 1

I used to be a fan of Greenpeace. I’ve donated to them in the past and have always assumed they were leading the way in terms of raising awareness about the devastating effects of

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New Study Says a Vegan Diet Can Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

New Study Says a Vegan Diet Can Significantly Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Sam Woolfe June 30, 2014 0

Livestock are a major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – a 2010 report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) found that methane accounts for most of the GHGs emitted due

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Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

Global Food Production at Risk from Pesticides, According to New Research

Sam Woolfe June 26, 2014 0

A new meta-analysis conducted by the Task Force on Systemic Pesticides found that ‘systemic’ pesticides, a group of pesticides that are absorbed by all parts of a plant, pose a global threat to biodiversity and

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Doctors Support Life-Long Ban of Cigarettes for Anyone Born After the Year 2000

Doctors Support Life-Long Ban of Cigarettes for Anyone Born After the Year 2000

Sam Woolfe June 25, 2014 0

If you’re born after the year 2000, then you could have your freedom restricted, unlike those lucky people born before the year 2000. Doctors at the British Medical Association’s annual representatives’ meeting agreed on

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Mental Health Stigma Remains a Major Issue

Mental Health Stigma Remains a Major Issue

Sam Woolfe June 17, 2014 1

Recent news that autistic adults ‘fear abuse’, according to the National Autistic Society (NAS), further highlights the fact that mental health stigma is still a major issue in this country. Half of the 1,300

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Does the UK Have a Corruption Problem?

Does the UK Have a Corruption Problem?

Sam Woolfe June 16, 2014 0

While many do not view the UK as being a corrupt country, corruption still operates in some key sectors and institutions. So how exactly do these sectors and institutions fall prey to corruption? One

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The Future of ‘Smart Drugs’

The Future of ‘Smart Drugs’

Sam Woolfe June 14, 2014 1

So it seems that the use of the ‘smart drug’ modafinil is on the rise. Of course, we must take into account the flawed nature of the Tab survey – the survey asked ‘Do

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“Check Your Privilege” Really Means “If You’re a White Man, Then Shut Up”

“Check Your Privilege” Really Means “If You’re a White Man, Then Shut Up”

Sam Woolfe June 10, 2014 8

If a white male writes about issues which concern groups who suffer from marginalisation, inequality or discrimination (i.e. women, ethnic minorities, immigrants, the LGBT community, those financially less well off etc.) he may get

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Are Solar Roadways the Answer to Our Energy Problems?

Are Solar Roadways the Answer to Our Energy Problems?

Sam Woolfe June 2, 2014 3

You may have seen the viral video about ‘Solar Freakin’ Roadways’, as well as noticed the media attention and hype surrounding this creative vision of roadways in the future. However, while the benefits of

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