Post-Christmas Midriff Bulge? Blame Norm

Eating behaviors can be transmitted socially...

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Ridin’ the Rhodesian Rails

Maybe a cow on the track, or an elephant. We're certainly far enough out to see some. Sterling Carter enjoys the scenery on a rail journey through Zimbabwe....

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Who Will Save the Eels?

Even though people have consumed it for millennia, the origin of the eel has long been shrouded in mystery. New studies explain all. ...

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Slip Discs : Servants Jazz Quarters

A very varied night presented by the avowedly playful Slip Discs, committed to breaking down what they see as strict divisions between afficionados of contemporary composition and wider audiences...

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Humans Beat Computers in Face-Recogniton

Human beings are highly efficient at recognising familiar faces, even from very poor quality images. The trait now has forensics applications. News...

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Loitered Lens : Wilko Johnson

Energy, manic onstage mannerisms, genius guitar playing and of course that trademark thousand yard stare. Wilko Johnson live....

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Airworthiness and Fatigue

The power dissipation behavior of the lithium-ion battery is, in principle, the same as that for the fatigue of metals. Implications for air travel. News...

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50 Years of Social Progress. Reversed.

People born in the 1960’s and 70’s will retire poorer than their parents...

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Antibiotic Attack!

Without effective antibiotics, any surgery – even minor ones – will become extremely risky....

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Alan De Niro : Tyrannia

The value of De Niro's writing is not in what is depicted but in tone, theme, and the disconcerting mood of the short pieces as they seed doubts and second-guesses in the reader. ...

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Happy Holidays from Trebuchet

2014 Cultural Forecasts and Happy Holidays from all the staff at Trebuchet...

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Want to Perform? Get Excited

It really does pay to be positive, and people should say they are excited. ...

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Hanging Offence : Hay Hill Gallery

'We don’t exhibit artworks - we showcase artists.' Hay Hill Gallery's Sarah Jones talks to Trebuchet...

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Virgin Birth : The Scientific View

0.5% of women affirmed their status as virgins and did not use assisted reproductive technology, yet reported virgin births...

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Wilko and Out

We came away wanting to stick our own big V to death and thinking we should all make more of the time we have left. Wilko Johnson is doing just that, and long may he continue....

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Odd or Even? Your Brain Sucks

If the brain is like a computer, why do brains make mistakes that computers don't?...

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Bombino : The Magic Hat [Live]

This is the music of the desert, the kind played around a fire while the stars shine brighter than anywhere else in the world....

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How to Castrate a Hippo

The procedure is notoriously difficult due to problems with anaesthesia and difficulties in locating the testes....

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Charlie Billingham : Tender

It is this sense of paradoxical delight which pervades the playful tones of Charlie Billingham’s latest installation of paintings, marching uniformly across the red grid of the gallery walls. ...

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Weight Loss is Easier for White Women

African-American women don't lose as much weight as Caucasian women in response to the same behavioral interventions of calorie restriction....

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Loitered Lens : Valerie June

'incredible musicianship, vocal talent, and arresting looks' Valerie June in concert....

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Suicide Stigma Still Survives

Explaining why suicide is stigmatized and often considered a taboo topic of conversation...

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Spooks in the Machine : The NSA and Gaming

While the leaks continue to prove the extent to which American spy agencies are willing to circumvent and undercut civil liberties, what is more shocking is just how paranoid and out of touch spy...

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A Christmas Consumer Guide to Ethical Food

Talking Turkey: A Christmas Consumer Guide to Ethical Food...

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Vodka-Fuelled Texts. We’ve All Done It.

Successfully text messaging 'O Canada' using evaporated vodka. Why ever not?...

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666 Degrees of Separation

Manson has lost some of his ability to exercise the media for his own sinister purpose, but still retains the sanguine air of a devil in temporary chains....

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Better to Be Right than Happy?

Doctors see many couples who lead unnecessarily stressful lives by wanting to be right rather than happy....

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Hanging Offence : Large Glass

What do you dislike most about art? That it can get away with it…!...

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Ronin – Jambiya Video

With the amazing release of Abisso by OVO it’s seems a ripe time for Bruno D’s other amazing band Ronin to make a reappearance.  The iron being red hot this time they’ve chosen to...

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Fighting Festive Flab

A daily bout of exercise generates vast physiological benefits even when you consume thousands of calories more than you are burning...

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