World moving on from fossil-fuels as oil industry refuses to adapt to changing consumer views Technology 

World moving on from fossil-fuels as oil industry refuses to adapt to changing consumer views

With news that France has taken a range of measures aimed at reducing the amount of petrol guzzling cars on its roads by 2050, auto manufacturers are hoping to progress with a market that is increasingly looking to greener alternatives. Additional announcements that major European hubs were considering closing off entire roads and restricting the volume of trucks on its... Read More
Science 

Castaway and adrift: what are your options?

From Tom Hanks’ performance in Castaway to real-life stories of shipwrecked crews in treacherous waters, tales of hardship and survival surrounding the sea have long dominated seafaring communities. Even in modern times, shipwrecks have dominated news cycles. From ghost ships floating in waters south of Australia with crews presumed lost to fishing trawlers sinking off the coast of Mexico with... Read More
The Great Floods, Myth or Meteorology? Science 

The Great Floods, Myth or Meteorology?

As Hurricane Harvey demonstrated in Houston, major flooding in urban centres can happen relatively unexpectedly. Storm surge and king tides are expected phenomena on the coast during bad weather events like the ones currently affecting the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. However, this isn’t something that is new, as flood myths have been a major part of many mythological... Read More
Technology 

As LEDs and Fluorescent bulbs take over the market, lets look back at the original lightbulb

When renowned American inventor Thomas Edison managed to create a working incandescent light bulb and mass produce it, he was actually the first of almost two dozen before him to successfully set one up. The first lightbulb to ever be manufactured at a large scale, the incandescent light bulb is something most of us can remember fairly well. Whilst the... Read More

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