Month: November 2014

  • The death of 43 missing Mexican students

    The death of 43 missing Mexican students

    On the 26th September this year, 43 student teachers travelled to the town of Iguala, Mexico to raise funds, and disappeared after violent clashes with municipal police. In the six weeks following that day, evidence has been unearthed to prove that police, the mayor, and gang members were all involved in the mass kidnapping. On […]

  • Stem cell breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease

    Stem cell breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease

    Swedish scientists from Lund University have found that stem cell treatment can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s disease. The disease, which affects body control and movement, is caused by loss of nerve cells which control the chemical dopamine – essential for these cognitive functions. Parkinson’s UK have come […]

  • Facebook’s psychological study: an ethical dilemma

    Facebook’s psychological study: an ethical dilemma

    In January 2012 the social media giant Facebook undertook what can only be called a research experiment on 700,000 of its users. The company decided to strategically skew what these users could see when they logged into their personal profiles. Half of these individuals were confronted by content which had been proven to have happy […]