Global developments

Would you want to hack your body?

While working on a podcast – “Are we opening a Pandora’s box with at-home DNA tests?” I came across before unheard term that intrigues me – biohacking. I found out about it and got my first impression from the Netflix mini-documentary series Unnatural Selection that aims to enlighten viewers about advancements in the making of gene engineering technologies. So firstly, what is…

Are we opening a Pandora’s box with at-home DNA tests?

This podcast aims to discuss how the information gained after inheritance tests shape our presence and the future. The guest of this podcast is my wonderful friend, Gabrielė Petraitytė. She is a second-year Bachelor’s student at Lancaster University, and her study field is biomedical science. Have you ever wondered what role do social media platforms play in our understanding of DNA tests?…

Plurilingual parliament, how does it work?

By Marcel Beentjes, student French language and culture Good morning everyone! Today I am going to talk about the European Parliament. I will first give you an introduction and after that I would like to focus on the communication in this parliament. I will finish with a comparison. So, what is the European Parliament? And what does it do? “The European Parliament…

Social Media as a powerful modern establishment

Political, military, and economic news has always been a major part of the everyday life of any society. Even my family including grandparents on both sides and my parents always started and still start their mornings not with a cup of coffee but with fresh news, be it in the newspaper or a morning program on TV.  Technological progress, innovations and modern…

We Can’t Have Sh!t: Why Ethical Consumption is Borderline Impossible

Written by: Akif Aliyev “It’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.”  Mark Fisher, Capitalist Realism: Is There No Alternative? (2009) The more you learn, the more it seems you don’t know. A phenomenon that is often associated with Aristotle, yet universally applicable. Today, it feels as if though the more conscious thought you give to…