The Rewards of Doing ‘Something’

People don't really care what they're doing—just as long as they are doing something. That's one of the findings summarized in a new review article published in Current Directions...

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Kitty, Daisy and Lewis – Bull and Gate

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis promote their new album 'Smoking in Heaven' at the Bull and Gate. I found the Bull and Gate by following a trail of polka dot skirts, red lipstick and rockabilly...

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Among the Ciphers of a Declining Empire

Among Ciphers, Barn Burners and Confidence Artists: A Comb-Over Treatment for Declining Empire. Like postmodernist architecture, in which the aesthetic criteria of a structure's exterior often...

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Public Enemy performing Fear Of A Black Planet

Public Enemy performing Fear Of A Black Planet Perhaps the most infuential of all hip-hop groups return to the UK to perform one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, 'Fear Of A Black...

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Motivation plays a critical role in determining IQ

  Penn research demonstrates motivation plays a critical role in determining IQ test scores. PHILADELPHIA — New psychology research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates a...

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What can movie stars tell us about marriage?

Movie stars: Is there anything they can't tell us? According to a study published in the Spring issue of the Journal of Human Capital, marriages among movie stars can help unravel the reasons why...

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The Fall – KOKO 1st June.

Iconic 70s Post-Punk band THE FALL performs for THE PLAYGROUND at an exclusive London show here at KOKO. THE FALL Of all the late-'70s punk and post-punk bands, none are said to be longer-lived...

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TOKiMONSTA engulfs with dreamy texture.

TOKiMONSTA has odd and beautiful dreams, apparently. Brace yourself, as she treats us to a musical retelling. According to L.A. Weekly, Jennifer Lee (aka TOKiMONSTA) is Los Angeles' premier...

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Roger Daltrey to Perform “Tommy”

ROGER DALTREY TO PERFORM THE WHO’S LEGENDARY “TOMMY” ALBUM  FROM START TO FINISH   THE SET WILL ALSO INCLUDE A VARIETY OF THE WHO’S CLASSICS AND MORE   ...

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On the Brink of Democracy

Nigeria is a confusing country for the stranger, and the situation only gets worse when you start looking at politics.  As such I’m not going to try and give you a nicely crafted or...

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Collective Conservation Efforts Boosted Rhino Population in Nepal

Chitwan, Nepal – After three rigorous weeks of conducting the National Rhino Census in Nepal, new data on the population of greater one-horned rhinoceros (Rhinoceros unicornis) was formally...

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Make Better Music 40: Music as an Evocation

Make Better Music 40: Music as an Evocation. Lessons in music composition, song writing, artistic motivation and making better music from David Graham. ...

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Alternative Voting Referendum in the UK

It seems like the two opposing side on the issue of Alternative Voting are becoming more vociferous in their pleas to the electorate however a TNS report has shown that the NO camp has a 10 point...

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New battery produces electricity where freshwater meets saltwater

Scientists are reporting development of a new battery that extracts and stores energy produced from the difference in saltiness at the point where freshwater in rivers flows into oceans....

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Amon Tobin – Isam

Recreational users beware: claustrophobic and frustrating, is the new Amon Tobin album worth the risk?...

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Deaths from drug overdose decline 35 percent after the opening of supervised injection site

April 18, 2011 – Illicit drug overdose deaths declined dramatically after the establishment of North America's first supervised injection facility located in Vancouver, Canada, according to...

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Scotland’s first marine reserve already producing benefits

Scotland's first fully protected marine reserve, and only the second in the UK, is already providing commercial and conservation benefits, according to new research. After only two years in...

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“The Problem With Nigeria…”

eith and I have decided that the problem with Nigeria is the finish. Or, as Peter would put it, the last ten percent.  Now, I (to borrow from Said) am temperamentally and philosophically opposed to...

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Free Fleet Foxes Poster with Helplessness Blues Pre-orders!

Free Fleet Foxes Poster with Helplessness Blues Pre-orders! We’re going to keep this one simple: on May 3rd, Helplessness Blues,  the new and second album from Seattle's Fleet Foxes...

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Franz Ferdinand to release Covers EP

  Following its release on coloured 12" vinyl as part of the Record Store Day celebrations, Domino is happy to announce the full release of Franz Ferdinand – Covers...

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Lost in New Jersey 14: The Decisive Moment

Photographs from a traveller in New Jersey (Matthew Coleman) - The Decisive Moment...

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Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds – 100 Club

Underground legend Kid Congo Powers headed a night of Nugget’s era golden rock and roll....

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Kid Congo and The Pink Monkeybirds – UK Tour

Kid Congo and The Pink Monkeybirds – UK Tour Gun Club co-founder. Gunslinger for The Cramps. Six-string stylist for Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds. The legendary Kid Congo Powers and his Pink...

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Deep Purple Performs with 38 Piece Orchestra

DEEP PURPLE ANNOUNCE ‘THE SONGS THAT BUILT ROCK’ UK TOUR 2011 with a 38 piece orchestra   Tuesday 12th April 2011 – Deep Purple, one of the UK’s greatest rock exports,...

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Sky and Telescope Kick off 70th Anniversary with Free Sky App.

Sky & Telescope magazine is releasing a new application for all Android mobile devices, S&T SkyWeek, and the publisher is making the app available to all users for free. “We thought it...

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Adam Ant announces one-off warm up show

ADAM ANT & The Good, The Mad and The Lovely Posse Announce One-off Warm Up Show at London’s Bush Hall   Wednesday 20th April  –Adam Ant has today announced that he will be...

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A Welshman arrives in Nigeria

“You have the wrong sort of visa for this sort of consultancy.” I didn’t know what to say so I said nothing, although that was at least partly because I felt like I was about to fall over. ...

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Could black trees blossom in a world with two suns?

A sky with two suns is a favorite image for science fiction films, but how would a binary star system affect life evolving on an orbiting planet? Jack O’Malley-James of the University...

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Astronomers find ‘Smoking Gun’ of compact galaxy formation.

A team at Bristol University have found irrevocable evidence that explains how an unusual type of galaxy, so-called compact ellipticals (cEs), are formed and have discovered two examples in...

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Interview: Rob Booth from Electronic Exploration Mix Show

Trebuchet’s Sofia Ilyas spoke to Rob Booth of Electronic Explorations, a Download / Podcast show for all electronic music about his method of finding good music...

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