Essential career skills for the finance sector

A career in the finance sector involves a huge amount of responsibility, as they can entail handling large sums of money. This means the industry is only a good fit for certain people, and there are a number of essential skills you need to even entertain the idea of entering the finance sector. Before we […]


Octobot: Dawn of the Soft Robot

Through the work of the entertainment industry, robots are often portrayed as hard, unyielding machines, primarily capable of repetitive tasks unfavourable to humans. However, scientists at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have been involved in the creation of a new kind of robot-  a soft, mobile creature created through 3D printing using Silicone. […]

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What Are Microbeads And Why Will They Be Banned?

The government intends to ban the use of microbeads in household beauty and hygiene products by the end of next year and similar legislation is in development in Europe. But what are microbeads and what’s so bad about them? Microbeads are minute pieces of plastic, added to a variety of cosmetic products. The little coloured […]


Is The Leading Cause of Death Avoidable?

  Image credit: http://nutritionstudies.org/abolishing-heart-disease/   Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), a non-communicable disease of the heart, has been the leading natural cause of death worldwide for over a decade now. Coronary arteries provide the heart with the blood supply it needs; in CHD cases these arteries become blocked, disrupting the blood supply. The main cause of this […]

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Solar-Powered Aeroplane Completes World Flight

The Solar Impulse touched down in Abu Dhabi today, ending the first round-the-world flight for an aeroplane powered solely by energy from the sun. Making seventeen stops across multiple continents, the Solar Impulse began its global journey from Abu Dhabi in March this year, travelling 40,000km in total. Along the way one of its two pilots […]

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How to cope with the aftermath of a burglary

While York is considered one of the safer university towns, with comparatively fewer burglaries than other areas across the UK, no area is immune to crime. Indeed, burglary is considered one of the most common domestic crimes committed, and its effect can be devastating regardless of the items taken. The realisation that a stranger has […]