It's natural when a popular singer dies an untimely death, as they sadly often do, the listening public realise they don't actually own any of that artist's work. Hence the return of Amy Winehouse's back catalogue to the upper end of the charts. However, playing "Rehab" on loop in a riverside pub? B

Young people often feel that they are negatively portrayed by the media. The media gets lots of news stories out of the threat from hoodies, youth knife crime, binge drinking in city centres and ASBOs being slapped on young people. Even some ‘good news’ stories are portrayed negatively such as t

On Tuesday 7th July, scientists at the University of Newcastle claimed to have artificially created human sperm for the first time. This therefore begs the question, are men needed anymore?

Since the climategate scandal that started at the beginning of December 2009 there has been a continuous stream of reports that climate scientists may have been exaggerating their findings or else the evidence those findings are based on may not be rock solid. This has not surprisingly damaged publi

Exam season is now upon us again, and hundreds of thousands of students across the country will be sitting up late at night desperately cramming last minute information in the vain hope that it will somehow result in a better grade. However studies have shown that this method is not a sensible way t

When the invention of photography was announced in Paris in 1839, the artist Paul Delaroche stated that, “from today, painting is dead”. 169 years of painting since that time have proved Delaroche wrong however the initial announcement did change the way painters approached their art. They moved

Are flat taxes the best system?

‘What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth’ runs a Jewish proverb. Indeed, it would be hard to find an instance where gossip has been celebrated rather than discouraged. Yet, many of us find still find the urge to talk about others irresistible. Perhaps, as an article in S

If we are ever to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons we need to take a radical new approach. It just so happens that the USA has the option of taking a radical approach with North Korea if it can ever get over the idea of seriously negotiating with Kin Jong Il’s regime. We have been st