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Women’s March On London

Women’s March On London

Yesterday, around 100,000 women, men, and children marched through the streets of London, in single-figure temperatures, to affirm that women’s rights are human rights…

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Photographic Revolution

Photographic Revolution

Edwin Herbert Land was a visionary scientist and inventor who 70 years ago changed the picture-taking habits of people around the world, the result of which is still felt today…

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When Plants Attack

When Plants Attack

In the north of England, chemical warfare is being gently encouraged – among the shrubbery, at least…

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Can’t Touch This

Can’t Touch This

In the editorial we made mention of the lovely paper this issue of Phox Pop magazine is printed on. If you take a moment to move your finger back and forth a little…

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Kepler’s Cosmic Cup

Kepler’s Cosmic Cup

There was a time when astrology and astronomy were not so scientifically, diametrically opposed. A time when Johannes Kepler wrote horoscopes for the royal court while also writing requests to the Duke for money…

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Witches Brew

Witches Brew

The general knowledge of women’s role in the invention of beer, and the establishment of the industry around it, has largely been lost to the hands of time, and…. witch-hunters?…

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Alpha, Gamma, Aha!

Alpha, Gamma, Aha!

A flash of insight might feel like a spontaneous, instantaneous revelation, but experts say they can see signs that something is brewing several seconds in advance…

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Phox Pop magazine Issue 2

Phox Pop magazine Issue 2

It was probably less than an hour into the launch party for Phox Pop magazine Issue 1 that I knew for sure I’d be doing an Issue 2…

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Hallucinogenic Books

Hallucinogenic Books

Libraries can expand your mind in more ways than one. A leading London mycologist has claimed that old books, particularly those stored in less than perfect conditions, can provide inspiration without the need…

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Petrichor

Petrichor

The natural world is full of gods, goddesses and other mythological creatures, in name, if not spirit. For nomenclature convention draws heavily on the Greek and Roman classics when labelling new species…

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Pyramid Of Death

Pyramid Of Death

In the 1820s, the tallest building in London was St Paul’s Cathedral, at 111 metres high. But architect Thomas Willson had grander plans. In 1829 he proposed to build a massive granite pyramid on Primrose Hill…

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I’ve Made A Magazine – Phox Pop

I’ve Made A Magazine – Phox Pop

On my right wrist I’ve got a tattoo of music notation. It’s a piece from the 1965 Bob Dylan song ‘Maggie’s Farm’ (which I first heard on Rage Against The Machine’s 2000 covers album, ‘Renegades’). The lyric it corresponds to is: "I’ve got a head full of...

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Decoding A Star

Decoding A Star

"You wouldn't believe how many goths we get posing outside for pictures," says Father Brian Ralph, vicar of the church of St Barnabas at Bethnal Green. At street level on the corner of Roman Road and Grove Road in East London, it's not immediately obvious...

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I Eat Cheese, Therefore I Write

I Eat Cheese, Therefore I Write

Of course it's slightly more complicated than my play on Rene Descartes' famous philosophical proposition. But in simple terms, the discovery of cheese and the evolution of human tolerance to lactose had an influence on the development of written language....

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