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Word of the Week: Carrion
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Word of the Week: Carrion

March 8th, 2018 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Carrion is something immediately associated with vultures. Or hyenas, slavering over the body of some unfortunate zebra; downed by a hungry lion, then abandoned to those scavengers willing to spend time cracking open the bones...
Festivals around the world
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Festivals around the world

February 26th, 2018 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Whenever I think of festivals, the first one that springs to mind is Glastonbury. It’s unfortunately in its fallow year though for 2018, so off the cards this year. However, there are plenty of other festivals across the world...
Live Review: Spring King at Think Tank
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Live Review: Spring King at Think Tank

February 19th, 2018 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Think? Tank is unassuming from the outside, the only signs of a gig on tonight being the two friendly bouncers and a gaggle of giggling girls. Though once you’re in the little venue and up the stairs, the sound hits you...
Best skiing destinations
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Best skiing destinations

February 19th, 2018 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
The winter Olympics are here, and so is the itch to get out on the slopes and do some skiing. Admittedly, I’m one of the few that finds cross-country skiing fun- perhaps the less popular sport because it’s less commonly...
Monogamy in the Animal Kingdom
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Monogamy in the Animal Kingdom

February 12th, 2018 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Valentine’s Day is here, which means love is in the air. But as Rowena Tylden-Pattenson explains, we aren't the only ones who like to share it with that special someone (or...
Creating an Atmosphere through Sound: How Video Games use Music
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Creating an Atmosphere through Sound: How Video Games use Music

December 11th, 2017 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
For me, one of the major things to make or break a game is how music is used. If there’s a good soundtrack, or a useful mechanic related to music, I’m a lot more enthusiastic about playing it. Starting off, some games have...
Christmas music is bad for your mental health
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Christmas music is bad for your mental health

December 11th, 2017 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Rowena Tylden-Pattenson explains why festive tunes are more than just...
Live Review: 65daysofstatic @ Boiler Shop
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Live Review: 65daysofstatic @ Boiler Shop

December 8th, 2017 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
From the minute they hit the stage, until they left amongst raucous calls, 65daysofstatic were totally in the...
Word of the Week: Bioluminescence
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Word of the Week: Bioluminescence

December 4th, 2017 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Rowena-Jayne Patterson is less than impressed by this wonder of...
Where the wild things are
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Where the wild things are

November 20th, 2017 | by Rowena Tylden-Pattenson
Wildlife is one of the top reasons I love travelling. There is, of course, the lure of delicious foods, fascinating culture and the chance to try out new thing but ultimately, it’s always the wildlife that really makes a trip...