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The Gut-Brain Axis

-Ellie Swan Imagine yourself standing alone in a room. Even when there are no other people or animals around, we are constantly surrounded by tiny beings. These beings are microorganisms such as bacteria. Now, most of us are used to the notion of ‘Germs are bad’. We are taught from a young age to...

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A Review of Physicalism

-Luuk Kuiper Back, in the grim times of the middle ages religion and the church provided all the knowledge for the people. Their words where truth and their words only. In the modern-day religion’s task of providing truth has been mostly passed on to science. It is more than fair to say that we...

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The uncertain future of masculinity — What’s your type?

-Ellie Swan Birth control is a complicated topic. Whether or not it should be legal, available over the counter, at schools, or free are questions repeatedly being asked in the political sphere. On a smaller scale, in terms of personal decision-making, however, individual women are confronted with making choices about contraceptives. Many are flabbergasted...

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Genetic Superpowers of Sherpa’s

-Patrick Fairweather Mount Everest. It is the tallest mountain in the world, standing at 8848 meters tall on the border between China, Tibet, and Nepal. Over the last couple of years it has become popular to try and climb it. Starting from base camp, all climbers are instantly faced with the blistering cold. During...

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Movie Magic: Resurrecting the dead

-Luuk Kuiper The use of computer-generated imagery, or CGI for short, has been ingrained in modern film making. It has uplifted our imaginations and made it possible for the incredible things to be shown on film. Revolutionizing genres like Sci-Fi and action to be grander and more spectacular than ever. It even gave us...