Cassie O'Brien

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This is Mars calling

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Now, more than forty years later, the Mars One mission is working towards the next ‘giant leap for mankind’, establishing a permanent human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. In May 2012, Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp announced the organisation’s intentions…

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Ice bucket challenge controversy?

It first came to our attention towards the end of July. First a trickle, then a steady drip, and finally a flood of videos posted to the internet, depicting people being voluntarily drenched in freezing water. We are, of course, talking about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge The campaign was launched with the aim of…