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Modafinil – effective or not?

Ever heard of smart drugs? What about Modafinil? Well according to a survey of almost 2000 students from UK universities, it seems 1 in 5 of us have tried it. The smart drug of smart drugs Modafinil (street name “daffy”) is part of a group of drugs called eugeroics that promote wakefulness and attentiveness. Usually…


KAOS Fashion Show 2015 Photography

If you haven’t seen already, we published a KAOS 2015 supplement in issue 309, which you can view here: However, we couldn’t put all the photographs we took into the supplement, so we’ve uploaded them here. If you want to use any of these as profile pictures, some are also available on our Facebook page: [LINK] –…

Zwei neugierige wilde Breitmaulnashšrner in Namibia

Transport workers unaware of wildlife smugglers methods

Wildlife crime has long been a problem in international trade, but a summit in Bangkok this week revealed that front-line transport workers have very little knowledge of the methods criminals use to illegally ship wildlife products around the world. The summit was the first of its kind, bringing together transport operators and customs officials with…


Modernising society’s approach to drugs legislation

In 2016 the UN General Assembly will hold a special session focusing on the global issue of drugs. To prepare for this, and to review UK drug policy, there will be a parliamentary conference next month. Could we be facing a change in official attitudes towards drug prohibition? It seems inarguable that prohibitionist drug policy…

BRIT Awards 2015

The Decline of Art

The BRIT award statue has been designed and redesigned by artists since 2011. If anyone still watches the awards show itself is by the by, given that seeing who will do what to the statue of Britannia beforehand is probably more exciting than the celebration of mediocrity it’s used for. The statue has been redesigned…

Fifty Shades of Grey (Collider)

Review: Fifty Shades of Grey

Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson  Screenplay: Kelly Marcel Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle Runtime: 120 mins Genre: Drama/Romance   Opening with a rather crude montage of grey Seattle cityscape, a clumsy reference to the title, we meet Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) and Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) as they prepare for an interview at his towering silver office block. Anastasia is…

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