Alec Banister

#BLM, Science

Innovations and contributions to science by Black scientists

George Washington Carver was born into an enslaved family during the American Civil War. Carver was separated from his mother and sister when they were kidnapped by raiders. The kidnapper’s returned Carver to the plantation after an agreement was made with the owner, however Carver’s mother and sister were not returned with him. His educational…

Science

Nuclear weapons: who still has them?

Nuclear arms are the most powerful explosives created to date, with the ability to completely destroy a large city. A nuclear explosion is created by either splitting atoms (Fission), or merging tiny atom particles together (Fusion). The most commonly used isotope to create nuclear weapons is uranium-235 and plutonium-239.   Within a second of detonation, a…

Gaming

Spooky Games

In honour of this spooky time, we’ve put together a list of our favourite games to play near Halloween. To kick it off, I’m going to nominate The Last of Us which in my mind is one of the greatest games, period. Playing as Joel, a man haunted by his past, you must keep sassy…

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Guy Fawkes and the People’s Vote

Remember, remember the People’s Vote campaign. It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, does it? Anyway, I’m going to answer the question on everyone’s mind. The answer to Brexit, you ask? Err no, it’s far more important than that. This is the question of whether Guy Fawkes would support a second referendum. In…