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Your Data is Valuable – You Owe Yourself Cyber Self-Defence

Data breach; millions of account details leaked; a board-member resigns into a cushy retirement plan; we move on. The same routine plays out on an ever-increasing basis. Despite this, few of us adopt new measures to protect ourselves in response.…

Pay Me for My Data

You are walking to your home, having a chat with a friend. As you walk, you talk about everything around you: “I love this store”, “Yeah but I wouldn’t buy that thing”, and so it goes. Out of nowhere you…

Issues With Our Ageing Nuclear Plants

With climate change high on the agenda, investments in renewables are increasing. When it comes to nuclear energy, though, the path forward is a bit unclear, especially in terms of waste disposal. When most of Europe’s nuclear power plants were…

1. Game Theory: The Case of the Mystery Pad

Written by anon I was a late bloomer. By the time I got to my third year of undergrad, I was living abroad for the first time, studying in France. I still had not had sex. I had gone out with…

Innovation: Read It and Weep, Bitch

‘The City is dead! Long live Innovation!’ are the words we hoped would be cried out around campus last week as The Beaver added another twig to its nest of revitalisation. However, as of yet, we have still not received…

An American Fish in British Waters

As an American General Course student, I would say that the beginning of my study abroad experience at LSE can only be described as what it must feel like to wake up in a different dimension or wake up from…

Insured to Perfection

Insurance markets are notoriously imperfect. The incomplete information available to the insurer means high risk individuals are able to pass as low risk. Big data is changing this. As technology develops, firms are increasingly able to accurately track a range…

How to Survive Being a Fresher

Freshers is a daunting thought for some. Will I make any friends? Will my new friends be anywhere near as cool as my home mates who can flatten Fosters cans on their head? Is it true that at LSE we…

Welcome Back to Student Life
When I came to LSE I had a dream. I had a dream deeply rooted in many a student’s dream. I had a dream that I would found my own start-up by the age of 20, be living off innocent…
Against Capital Punishment

Reject state-sanctioned murder, even if we accept individual responsibility By Eponine Howarth On December 2nd 2016, Nie Shubin was declared not guilty by the Supreme People’s Court, in Liaoning Province, China. It replaced the first verdict from 1995 which had judged…