Author Archives: Vox Correspondent - Alfie O'Donnell

NASA TO NAME COMPANIES TO DEVELOP MOON LANDERS

The companies that NASA has chosen, will develop ‘landers’ to send astronauts to the Moon’s surface in the 2020’s. The White House is determined to send the next man and first woman to the Moon in 2024, and followed by consecutive other missions. Jeff Bezos‘ Blue Origin, Elon Musk‘s SpaceX and Alabama-based Dynetics were selected to work on landers under

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CORONAVIRUS: FEARS FOR ENDANGERED CHIMPS IN NIGERIA

Award-winning conservationist, Rachel Ashegbofe Ikemeh; project director of The South-West/Niger Delta Forest Project, says she fears for the future of some of the worlds most endangered chimps. Devastated by hunting and deforestation, the chimps now face a threat from coronavirus. Rachel says the pandemic is bringing to the fore issues such as wildlife trade and consumption, and that it’s time

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HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING THE WORLD OF SPORT

So far, all sporting events including: Premier League, Euro 2020, Olympics, boxing and golf have been suspended until further notice. Organizations such as The Football Association, the Premier League, the English Football League, FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have all called a halt to the action. The Grand National, the London Marathon and tennis’ French Open have

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HOW CELEBS ARE USING THEIR FAME TO HELP WITH COVID-19

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect people around the globe, celebrities are turning to social media to cheer up fans. Also many celebrities are giving advice on how to prevent the spread of the ‘invisible killer’, coronavirus, from health advice to much needed light relief entertainment. Danny DeVito, Robert De Niro and Ben Stiller have teamed up with the

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LAMBETH COUNCILLOR TALKS ABOUT THE STREATHAM ATTACK

In an exclusive interview with Lambeth Councillor, Mohammed Seedat, we discuss the events of the terror attack which occurred on the 2nd of February. Mohammed Seedat did not expect a terror attack to occur in Streatham as he thought that attacks like this will only happen in Central London areas. The attacker, also known as, Sudesh Amman, stabbed 2 people

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THE GREATEST ARTWORKS FROM BANKSY

Over the past decades, since the 90’s, the mysterious artist known as Banksy has graced the public with his unique stencil work; which has now been taken globally. Despite a worldwide acclaim, the anonymous Banksy still remains unknown. Two of his pieces have been sold for twice their reserved prizes, with one stencil selling for just under £300,000 in 2007.

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AN “EXTREMELY OBESE” OWL WAS FOUND IN A DITCH

The owl was, according to the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary, was too “obese” to fly out the ditch in Saxmundham. The sanctuary concluded that “natural obesity” was the reason behind the weight gain of the owl. The reason is that in the place where the overindulgent owl was found was “crawling with field mice and voles” thanks to the mild December weather. 

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EUROPE’S EXOMARS ROVER EDGES CLOSER TO ITS LAUNCH

The European Mars rover completes a full set of key tests ahead of its launch in summer. The ExoMars Rover was named after an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer, named Rosalind Franklin. The machine currently is under development by Airbus Defence and Space, being developed and tested at the company’s UK facility in Stevenage, UK.  The European Space Agency announces that the rover is scheduled

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