The European and Russian space agencies plan for a possible permanent settlement on the moon have been revealed. The ambitious space mission, called Luna 27, is set to start in five years time and is planned to complete in 2040. Words: Aled Scudamore Sub Editor: Corey Armishaw The initial plan for the mission is to test the moon for possible raw materials for fuel also to see if there is potential for water and oxygen. After the tests have been done they will then attempt to colonize the moon with a small group of people. The plans are for the settlement to be built on the edge of the South Pole where it is always dark, making it one of the coldest places in the Solar System. This will mean they will have access to ice and other frozen chemistry to test and use for potential fuel. ...
Plans to give police access to all UK internet users browsing history are expected to be announced this Wednesday. Words: Corey Armishaw Sub Editor: Daisy Greenway A new surveillance bill would make it a legal requirement for all telecoms and internet service providers to store all customers browsing history for 12 months, according to reports. Dubbed a revival of the so-called “Snooper’s Charter” (which was shelved after opposition from the Liberal Democrats during the coalition), the new bill would allow authorities to access specific web addresses people had visited. However, approval from a judge would be required to view the content of the websites, emails and social media messages. Unlike the shelved communications bill, which would have required the storing of phone, ema
Halloween tomorrow - so is it time to watch ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ or not? This dilemma has been long debated – over 20 years - with people baring teeth and taking sides, turning the question into a full on battle- Halloween vs Christmas. Words: Tiasha Simon, Subeditor: Yasmin Harding The cinematic controversy spurs twice a year, with fans of Tim Burton's 1993 stop motion animated musical arguing over the most appropriate time to watch the movie, as it features conventions of both holidays. There are Halloween costumes surrounding it, yet there are also Christmas decorations. So where does it stand? Let's review the evidence: Firstly, the title- The Nightmare before Christmas The word 'Christmas' is directly in the title, while Halloween makes no appearance. Therefo
International Bandana Day falls on the last Friday of October each year. Rather than just celebrating the accessory of choice for burly Harley Davidson riders (that might need a day in itself), this day was put together by the Australian youth organisation CanTeen to raise awareness for young people diagnosed with cancer. Words: Lauren Burgess, Subeditor: Yasmin Harding Bandanas often become symbolic of the disease because in many cases chemotherapy results in hair loss. To honour the day, we've decided to put together a list of some of the most heart-wrenching, tragic and darkly funny films about cancer. 1. The Fault In Our Stars (2014) Two teenagers, Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus (Ansel Elgort), meet in a cancer support group and fall in love. Their relationship is test