Searching for Dirty Aliens

Advanced civilizations. Would they leave any detectable signs?...

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United Over Ukraine [Interview]

A completely civic initiative, without any backing from government and/or organizations affiliated with political parties...

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Ketamine : A Wonderdrug for ER patients

Many surgeons believe Ketamine is safe and incredibly useful in critically ill patients who require rapid intubation...

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Images of Africa

Images of Africa. Jyoti Bindu steers wide of the politics and brings the pictures....

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The Sky’s X-ray Glow Explained

The soft X-ray glow blanketing the sky comes from both inside and outside the solar system...

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Staff Benda Bilili : Union Chapel

The music they play is infectious – danceable, catchy, beautiful to listen to. Put them in a stunning building in North London and what could go wrong?...

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A Commonwealth Of Homophobia

42 of the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth continue to criminalise homosexuality...

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On Troubadours, Sufism and Robert Graves

The original medieval troubadours, who expounded the art of Courtly Love through poetry and song and who were embroiled with the heretical ideas of gnosticism and Catharism, owed their existence to...

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Sebastian Bach : O2 Islington [Live]

If the music was polished, it was in the between-songs repartee where Bach won the crowd over....

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Loitered Lens : The Merrylees

Photos of Merrylees at The Garage, Islington....

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Return to the Source redux

Return to the Source – 21st Anniversary Reunion Party...

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Background TV Bad for Kids

Background television—when the TV is on in a room where a child is doing something other than watching—can divert a child's attention from play and learning. ...

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Veracity of Soul and Materialist Reductionism

a person who believes they have no soul is as dangerous to our besieged planet, in their own way, as one who is out to save the soul of others...

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Asthma : Not Just What You Breathe

Subjects' beliefs about the odor, specifically whether it was potentially harmful (asthma-triggering) or therapeutic, influenced both their psychological and physiological responses to odor exposure....

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Entrails Vs King of Asgard Vs Secret Cutter

Metal is a means of escape, perhaps even transcendence; its extremity allowing an explosion of raw passion and primal emotions...

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Teaching Computers Bad Grammar

Developing grammar-correcting software that could be tailored to a user's specific linguistic background....

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Make the Money, Change the Game

If one had to buy diesel for a car or generator, it was best to buy in the morning, prices could increase many times over by afternoon....

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Wolves in the Throne Room : Celestite

One gets the sense that Wolves in the Throne Room are soundtracking the Joseph Campbell monomyth of their own lives, but rather than a Disneyesque prog version, they’re going deeper. ...

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Being Danish Makes You Happy

Genetics could be the key to explaining Denmark's levels of happiness, according to research from the University of Warwick...

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Knifeworld : The Unravelling

Fans of Zappa should find a lot to like about this record, as should anyone who thinks there should be more bassoons in rock. ...

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Educated and Elitist : Tea Party Thinking

The political polarization that we witness today is linked to the way in which Americans live in segregated worlds...

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Takahito Irie : Interview

I like the Sci-fi stuff. We always harbour desire and imagination for future life, and humans are making it real....

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Eye Movements Reveal Love or Lust

Where your date looks at you could indicate whether love or lust is in the cards....

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Loitered Lens : Gold Lake

Photos of Gold Lake at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen...

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Chill Your Way to Social Success

Why exercising and relaxation techniques have been successful in treating and mood and anxiety disorders...

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Singapore’s Library Board Pulps Books

Should the library be allowed to impose a moralistic "pro-family" (anti-LGBTQ) policy over its public access collections and withdraw those books which do not reflect those so-called "community...

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New Light on Dinosaur Extinction

A long-standing debate about the source of the asteroid that impacted the Earth and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs has been put to rest...

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Neil Gaiman at the Barbican

For an hour or so, we could almost taste the wetted air of foggy heaths and breathe the scent of mythical caves....

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Send Scriptonite to Palestine!

This is not a conflict, it is a slowly unfolding genocide....

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Applied Carpe Diem – Living and Dying with ALS

To fully appreciate life, we also need to understand and appreciate death...

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