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The nuclear bomb: destroyers of planets?

The nuclear bomb: destroyers of planets?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

The nuclear bomb was first demonstrated at a test site in the New Mexico desert in July 1945, and was first used in battle a month later by the United States against targets in Japan. Since this time, nuclear weapons have not been used in war – leading to the establishment of a ‘nuclear taboo’ - although several thousand nuclear tests have taken place around the globe.

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The passport: is it the only way to say who we truly are?

The passport: is it the only way to say who we truly are?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

What does a passport mean to a migrant? Dr Leah Bassel from the Department of Sociology discusses how migrant women forge an identity in the country they reside in

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Legal drugs: all the pros and none of the cons?

Legal drugs: all the pros and none of the cons?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Are legal highs just as dangerous as illegal ones? Tammy Ayres from the Department of Criminology discusses the dangers of easy access to legal drugs.

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The television: an electronic babysitter for the incarcerated?

The television: an electronic babysitter for the incarcerated?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Professor Yvonne Jewkes from the Department of Criminology investigates the use of televisions in prisons.

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The rocking horse: a classic object of childhood?

The rocking horse: a classic object of childhood?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Is childhood a social invention? Dr Jane Pilcher from the Department of Sociology discusses the changes in our understanding of childhood and how it differs across societies.

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The payslip: effects of the minimum wage?

The payslip: effects of the minimum wage?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Dr Sara Lemos from the Department of Economics discusses the impact of a minimum wage on developing countries.

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The muslim veil: a symbol of terror?

The muslim veil: a symbol of terror?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Is the Muslim veil a symbol of terror? Or is it simply an expression of religion? Irene Zempi from the Department of Criminology discusses the 'demonisation' of the Muslim veil.

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The glass of wine: what makes wine ‘authentic’?

The glass of wine: what makes wine ‘authentic’?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

What makes something 'authentic'? Dr Jennifer Smith Maguire from the School of Management discusses how the wine market uses stories to provide tangible anchors for consumers.

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The fish: motivating children to learn?

The fish: motivating children to learn?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Can a plastic fish motivate you to learn? Rose Griffiths from the School of Education looks at how use of interesting materials can help to open up mathematics to children.

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The cage: protecting animals from liberation?

The cage: protecting animals from liberation?

Posted by arj13 at Sep 10, 2013 11:55 AM |

Professor Rob Garner from the Department of Politics and International Relations discusses the animal welfare ethic - is their subordination necessary to human and animal welfare?

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