Alexander Brock

Undertale Review – ‘A gaming world revelation’

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]ince its release in 2015, indie role-playing game Undertale has been heralded as a triumph and revelation in the gaming world. The game has since won its fair share of awards and acclaim. It ranked 9th on the video games list in Time’s ‘Top 10 Everything of 2015’. It came...
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Posted Feb. 18, 2016

Gravitational Waves Discovered in Historic Breakthrough

In a discovery that has been hailed as the breakthrough of the century, scientists have detected clear gravitational wave signals for the first time in history. The gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime that were anticipated by Albert Einstein – were generated by the collision of two black holes over...
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Posted Feb. 11, 2016

2016 in Science: Gene Editing, Hyperloop and Donald Trump

2015 was an incredible year for science. Several historic discoveries and events occurred, and 2016 promises to be an exciting year too, with new space endeavours, Elon Musk’s futuristic Hyperloop and revolutionary advances in gene editing being some of the possible highlights. If the New Horizons flyby of Pluto captured...
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Posted Jan. 12, 2016

Warwick University is leading user of Hubble

The University of Warwick has been confirmed as Europe’s leading user of the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). Academics and students from Warwick have been regularly using the iconic telescope over the past decade despite fierce competition. During that time they have discovered the first water-rich rocky planetary body outside our...
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Posted Jan. 7, 2016

2015 in Science: Pluto, Bacon and the Law of Urination

2015 has been a pretty monumental year in science and technology, with several important achievements being made both here on Earth and in the uncharted territories of space. Several historic discoveries were also made: exciting new exoplanets; ancient human species and perhaps most importantly, the “universal law of urination” (more...
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Posted Dec. 30, 2015

Star Wars Battlefront Review

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ere’s the general summary you’re going to hear about the new Star Wars Battlefront game: “Sure it’s shallow, lacking in depth and a bit rubbish but it looks and sounds amazing- it’s like you’re actually in the Star Wars universe!” [divider] Funnily enough, a review of N64 Star Wars game...
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Posted Nov. 23, 2015

Next time on Minecraft

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]ast your mind back to 2012, when unassuming game developer Telltale released graphic adventure title The Walking Dead to universal critical acclaim. The game was particularly revolutionary, sacrificing gameplay and puzzle-solving for character development and an engaging story – essentially becoming an interactive graphic novel. However, perhaps an overlooked reason...
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Posted Nov. 5, 2015