Reece Goodall

Australia and New Zealand to share travel bubble

It has been announced that Australia and New Zealand are to share a travel bubble after their successes dealing with Covid. From 19 April, residents will be able to travel between the two nations with no quarantine restrictions in place, an announcement that indicates a potential step towards normality for the countries and their travel industries. How exactly is it going to work, and what does it mean going forward?
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Posted Apr. 14, 2021

My next travel plans

The world is slowly starting to open up which, hopefully, means that we will start to see more real-life travel once again. However, at the moment this is one huge question mark, with vaccine passports, foreign variants, and the general fear of coronavirus all complicating things a little. We asked our writers what they thought about being able to travel and where and when they planned to go first.
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Posted Apr. 12, 2021

Major League Baseball at the heart of a polarised America

Baseball has long been the national sport of the USA, and tales of baseball legends – from Babe Ruth to Ty Cobb to Barry Bonds – have been part of the American story. But it can’t have escaped your attention that America is currently split down the middle, and baseball...
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Posted Apr. 11, 2021

Did lightning jumpstart life on Earth?

If you’ve ever seen a film version of Frankenstein, you’re probably familiar with how the mad doctor uses lightning to create life. Although it’s not exactly the same scenario, research from the University of Leeds suggests that lightning may also have been pivotal in facilitating life on Earth. During his...
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Posted Apr. 7, 2021

TIME TRAVEL: a history of the postcard

One of the classic icons of the holiday is the postcard – a piece of post from someone who is away, telling you a little about what they’re up to. But how did the postcard come to be, and how did it become an essential part of the holiday industry?
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Posted Apr. 5, 2021