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Fox Bytes 16 – The extremely dangerous issue

A massacre in the wings A cat-and-mouse game is about to become a massacre. For the last 7 years, forces of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria – backed by Iran and Russia – have been pursuing rebel forces holding out in towns around the country. The towns, and the civilians within them, have been…

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Fox Bytes 15 – The uh-oh issue

The deadly game There’s been a nasty spike in measles in Europe. This shouldn’t be the case; there’s a safe and highly effective measles vaccine. So why is this happening? The overall effectiveness of any vaccine relies on ‘herd immunisation’. If sufficient numbers of a community are immunised, it prevents a disease taking hold in…

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Fox Bytes 14 – the not-what-it-seems issue

When grassroots don’t run deep The ‘will of the people’ carries power in politics, and grassroots activism is its ‘voice’. But what if the ‘grass’ in question is artificial? Then the ‘voice’ is known as ‘astroturfing’, and you have to be smart to spot it. Astroturfing is the action by persons or organisations to create the…

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Fox Bytes 13 – the wild idea issue

Sometimes Mother does know best Exciting leaps in technology can be possible by imitating evolution in the wild. It’s called biomimicry. Let’s take potential developments in cellphone technology as an example. And insects. Researchers in the US have developed a renewable and biodegradable ‘biobattery’ that mimics the way some insects store glycogen as energy. It…

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Fox Bytes 12 – the dangerously hot issue

The Game: The Arctic is in flames This year’s northern hemisphere summer has broken records, and the outcome has been deadly. The most visible effect of the scorching heat and unnaturally dry conditions has been the wildfires. Normally this time of the year, TV news carries ongoing coverage of wildfires in California. This year has…

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Fox Bytes 11 – the weapons issue

The Game: Strait shooters If oil is the lifeblood of the Middle East, the Strait of Hormuz is a tourniquet. It is a 3km stretch of water between Iran and the UAE through which most of the Middle East’s sea-transported oil travels every day.  This past week, Iran’s rather tetchy Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)…

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