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The Big Bang Of Bitcoin

Bitcoin, defined as the ‘internet of money’ is a cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system created by Satoshi Nakamoto. Unlike other established institutionalised currencies, Bitcoin is the first of its kind as a decentralised digital currency. It is a decentralised currency in that the Bitcoin system functions without a single administrator or a central bank. The [...]

By | 2017-12-14T09:24:05+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Shot In The Shark

  Shark attacks and the publicised subsequent statistics are often sensationalised by the media thanks to the likes of cinematographic and literary productions such as Jaws, Deep Blue Sea and Into the Blue. However in reality, shark attacks occur relatively infrequently considering the human populations’ inadvertent everyday proximity to sharks. As the development and popularity [...]

By | 2017-12-14T09:15:12+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Globesity’ – A Big Global Epidemic

Globesity, a term coined by the World Health Organisation (WHO), refers to the escalating worldwide obesity epidemic. The classifications of being overweight or obese can be defined as “abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health” (WHO 2017).  Being overweight versus being obese is largely determined by a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI) which [...]

By | 2017-12-14T09:12:13+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Real Scoop On Poop

The first thought when recycling comes to mind generally involves the re-appropriation and reuse of conventional materials such as plastic and paper based products. The necessity and desire to recycle these materials is founded on the excessive general daily demand, consumption and production of all these products. However, the city of Durban, South Africa, is [...]

By | 2017-11-28T08:28:06+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Vaping: all hot air, or a cause for concern?

Vaping by now is not a new trend but has become increasingly popular over the past few years as a cigarette alternative, as well as a social smoking movement in its own right. Vaping, in essence, is the act of inhaling the vapour produced by a device such as an e-cigarette or vapouriser. The vapour [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:53:10+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Diabetes Day 2017: Women & Diabetes

World Diabetes Day, observed annually on the 14th of November has a different theme every year in order to shed light on the condition, its latest medical developments, as well as how best to cope with the disorder and sustain a healthy lifestyle. This year’s theme is Women and Diabetes. The statistics supplied by the [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:53:10+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Disposable plastics; is this the last straw?

Consider this; it takes 200 years for a plastic straw to break down completely. This means that every time we purchase and consume a beverage (most of which don’t actually require a straw), we are inadvertently creating a demand for a plastic product that will most likely only be used once, for a very short [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:53:10+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hartebeespoort Hyacinth Crisis Continues

Eichhornia crassipes (E. crassipes), more commonly known as water hyacinth, is often considered to be the world’s worst aquatic weed. According to the Agricultural Research Council (ARC): it has gained its reputation as such due to its “invasive potential, negative impact on aquatic ecosystems, and the cost it necessitates to control it.” The water hyacinth [...]

By | 2017-10-27T09:18:25+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the Fabric of Time and Space.

On the 3rd of October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the recipients of the Nobel Prize for physics. The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2017 was divided among three recipients: one half was awarded to Rainer Weiss, and the other half was split between Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for "for [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:25:33+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

World Car-Free Day 2017: Taking Back The Streets

The 22nd of September has become a day largely internationally recognised as World Car-Free Day. The first ‘car-free-days’ were held in Reykjavik, in Iceland, Bath in the United Kingdom and La Rochelle in France. However, the first national car free campaign was initiated and inaugurated by Britain in 1997, followed by France in 1998. It [...]

By | 2017-12-05T10:53:10+00:00 September 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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