Heartbleed bug - A simple explanation

April 14, 2014 // technology | heartbeat | heartbleed bug | hacking

Over the past few days you may have heard, or read, about the so called 'Heartbleed bug' which has punched a massive whole in the heart of the internet and left around two-thirds of the world's websites open to attack by hackers. But like most of my friends, I doubt

Global youth wellbeing index

April 10, 2014 // Global Youth | Wellbeing | teenagers | UK | Center for Strategic and International Studies | International Youth Foundation

In some ways, the UK doesn't appear to be a great place for the youth of today with the on-going demonisation of teenagers in the media. We are told day in day out exams are getting easier, youth unemployment is at it's highest. That teenagers are rebellious, drug addicted, sex

South Sudanese soliders wearing UNICEF donated bags

February 05, 2014 // South Sudan | UNICEF

Image source; Carl De Souza/AFP/Getty Images A sad image, Soldiers tabbing in two columns kitted out with bags donated by UNICEF which were aimed for children. A UNICEF spokesperson, Sarah Crowe, told Agence France-Presse "A large amount of UNICEF supplies — along with humanitarian supplies from other organizations as

Neuroscience; The brain and the mind.

January 21, 2014 // brain and mind | lseevents | neuroimaging | neuroscience

Last night I attended a fantastic event at the LSE; The Ethics of the Cognitive Sciences: What the brain can tell us about the mind. Speaking at the event was Professor Ray Dolan, Dr Peter Hacker and Professor Nikolas Rose and chaired by Dr Tali Sharot with the crux of

'World Internet outage' yesterday?

January 14, 2014 // dns | internet | outage

So, yesterday something very odd happened that went pretty much without report. It appears that there was a 'world outage' which impacted pretty much half of the worlds internet users. With people only being able to visit a few sites, yet wouldn't get any response from other sites they tried

Four Fours

November 20, 2013 // four fours | maths puzzle

Four fours is a maths puzzle to find the simplest mathematical expression for every integer from 0 onwards. The rules are simple; You can only use the operators; +, -, x, (brackets) , x² square and ! factorial You can only use the number four Each expression must have four fours Anyway, having