School girls or Brides?

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the world as we know it. Mandatory masks and offices closing down, however, in Somalia, the pandemic has affected another aspect that many would never even think of. The sexual intercourse related crimes bill has been recently drafted which would allow young girls to be married once they are ‘sexually… Continue reading

Justice for who? Jacob Blake

As tension in the US continues between police authorities and the Black Lives Matter protests, the latest tragedy sparks major unrest in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin. On the 23rd of August, police shot an unarmed man, Jacob Blake, 7 times resulting in paralyzation from the waist down. Alongside this, Blake has suffered major injuries to his… Continue reading

FRIENDS OF THE FOREST

Throughout covid-19 I found myself getting lazier and lazier, walks looked to me like a boring alternative to an exciting lunch with my friends and a glass of bubbly in hand but what I wasn’t realising was the impact this was having on my mental health. ‘A study of nearly 350,000 medical records showed that… Continue reading

Boom or bust? – the retail world

Covid has impacted greatly on high street markets, particularly, industries such as spas and beauty salons have been doubly hit. Just when they were about to open – or within days of reopening (later than other retail industries), some have had to reclose due to local lockdowns. Big high street retailers have been hit due… Continue reading

Dogs being trained to sniff out Coronavirus

Six dogs have been selected to undergo a rigorous training programme to learn to sniff out COVID-19. Scientists believe that because of dogs incredible sense of smell, a half a second sniff could result in 90% accuracy in pinpointing someone with the virus. Dogs have been used in the past for bomb, drug, malaria, Parkinson’s… Continue reading

US government is developing unhackable ‘quantum’ internet

A historic hearing happened in Congress last Wednesday, marking the first time CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google had to testify over antitrust allegations. In a virtual world dominated by a handful of billionaires, the US government is stepping in to develop an impenetrable ‘quantum’ internet. “Today, many people recognize that building and scaling… Continue reading