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Tag: 2015-07

April 20, 2015

Welcome back to uni! I hope you’ve had a great break. So in case you haven’t hear about this, Wellington City Council has plans in place to extend the airport’s runway by a massive 300 metres at the bargain price of only $1 million per metre. Here are some other things you could get for […]

April 19, 2015

Cost: $10 (750ml) Alcohol volume: 12 per cent (7.1 standards) Pairing: Apple martinis, a BBQ Bacon Rodeo Burger, debilitating heartburn. At long last, tonight was the night. Loyal readers will long remember the ever-present tensions that exist between the reviewers about one of New Zealand’s finest exports, Lindauer. Less of a review and more of […]

April 19, 2015

We’re going to be honest with you here, readers. When we conceived of this whole thing we had some near-great ideas. “It’s inherently funny to treat such a vulgar cultural product with sincerity,” Joe said, as Obikwa crept out the corner of his mouth. “I just want it to be cine-literate,” George replied, prostrate on […]

April 19, 2015

The majority of us have some kind of online presence, whether on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Tinder, or a cocktail of them all. Social media is everywhere, and being present online is a weird passport confirming our existence. But what happens when social media turns against us? Jon Ronson’s latest pop-psychology offering, So […]

April 19, 2015

Plans are being developed to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars within the next 20 years. If you’re anything like me (a science nerd trying to maintain a cool image in everyday life) you may have had an initial response along the lines of “wow, cool, I wanna be an astronaut and go live […]

April 19, 2015

Some physicists think they may have figured out where the evidence of parallel universes has been hiding. If parallel universes exist, that is. Modal realists will tell you that all possible worlds, including the one in which Sherlock and I ride a dinosaur to the Ministry of Magic each morning, are as real as the actual world. […]

April 19, 2015

Introducing the first VUW provided compost bin! Yup, as of the first week back after the mid tri break, students and staff will no longer be made to squirm as they put their food scraps, compostable plates, and PLA fork (made from plants) into the general waste bins. The new bin will be parked cosily […]

April 19, 2015

The body posture of both the teacher and student have been found to affect the student’s ability to remember correctly. Linda Smith, of Indiana University, has been studying postures with the aid of robots and children. The robots were programmed to map the name of an object to the position it was presented in. The […]

April 19, 2015

The Wellington City Council will lobby the Government to introduce mandatory standards for rental housing in 2015. Over the last year the WCC has been trying to establish a rental house Warrant of Fitness programme along with local councils from around New Zealand. The Council commissioned a field test that found that only six percent […]

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