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The horrors lurking in our “natural” foods

We live in an age where we’re all hyper-aware of what we should and shouldn’t eat, what’s good for us and what’s not, but when it comes down to it, do you actually know what’s in your ‘natural foods’?  Dr Mhairi Morris, a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, found her research into diet and […]

Halloween’s 13 healthiest monsters

Sweets and chocolate usually get a bad press – but compared to the diets of some of horror’s most recognisable creatures, which involve eating brains, blood and entrails – feasting on six Freddos suddenly becomes less problematic. But which Halloween monster has the best, or worst, eating habit? Especially for tomorrow, Loughborough University economist Dr […]

Time-travelling to the civil rights era

Dr Andrew Dix is a lecturer in American Studies, whose areas of interest include African American culture, twentieth and twenty-first century US fiction, the literature and cinema of US sport, film adaptation, Hollywood stardom, and cinema and globalisation. Here he examines the powerful episode of Doctor Who that centered on Rosa Parks, an activist in […]

Arctic security: Can Britain be a polar power?

Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a leading expert on International Security at Loughborough University and has contributed to the House of Commons report, On Thin Ice: UK Defence in the Arctic – published this week. Here she gives her analysis of the report and discusses the current state of security in the Arctic and the UK’s ambition to […]