Did Ebola Come From Bats?

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease occurring in West Africa may have originated from contact between humans and virus-infected bats...

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Nick Lord : Realising The Truth [Interview]

When I first started to draw, I was massively influenced by the expressionists. Egon Schiele in particular. From them I learned the importance of breaking away from tradition...

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How Bright is Your City?

artificial light is responsible for a sizable portion of all nighttime electricity consumption. Identifying areas where light could be more efficiently used will make it possible to save energy...

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Zeitkratzer : WHITEHOUSE

ithin the institutionalised avant-garde, overt but actually often inert rule-breaking is the norm. There are numerous hidden codes and limits setting a constantly-shifting line between good and bad...

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Re-Write Brain or Full Erase?

We are very excited to use this technology to probe the basis of how groups of neurons and ultimately the brain stores and processes information...

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Hills, Wind and Rain

After surviving two days of these winds to finally crawl into Hermanus, I'm extra cautious. I respect the winds. Nay, I fear them. Cycling essay, Lesotho...

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The Power of Guilt

Highly guilt-prone people are less likely to free-ride on others' expertise, and they will sacrifice financial gain out of concern about others' welfare...

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Loitered Lens : Chantel McGregor

Photos of Chantel McGregor at the Bilston Robin 2, December 2014...

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The Smartphone Skillset

The digital technology we use on a daily basis shapes the sensory processing in our brains ...

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Torture and the Tooth-For-Tooth Reflex

The reality of having, without reflection, internalized the propaganda of the state constitutes an act of evil, in and of itself....

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The Leftist Tendencies of Ants

Ants are significantly more likely to turn left than right when exploring new nests....

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Loitered Lens : Mariachi El Bronx

Christmas, Mariachi-style. Mariachi El Bronx, Photos...

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How to WIN at Christmas

Science-approved method for guaranteed wins at the Christmas dinner table....

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Blockheads and Wilko Johnson

The Blockheads played a great mix of old and new. The crowd bounced, Hussey snarled, Watt-Roy dripped and Wilko Johnson strutted a new lease of life...

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Nature’s Fairylight : How Fireflies Glow

How fireflies glow. The study is the first to ever show the firefly's lantern in such detail. ...

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Fish : Sub89, Reading [Live]

With Fish giving indications that this may well be his final tour of club venues on this sort of scale, it's a case of "see him while you can"...

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Humble Pie : The Joy of Humility

Analysis found two clusters of traits that people use to explain humility, and furthermore, found benefits....

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Loitered Lens: Dedwardians

Photos of Dedwardians at the Finsbury on December 18th...

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What Makes Us Generous?

Even infants are sensitive to inequality and toddlers have the ability to act for the benefit of others....

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Walking With Plants

Is a Native American Church peyote ceremony less shamanistic than a Neo-Pagan sweat-lodge simply by virtue of its using a teacher plant? ...

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Do Your Teeth Help You Remember?

The memory and walking speeds of adults who have lost all of their teeth decline more rapidly than in those who still have some of their own teeth...

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Loitered Lens : Hacktivist

-Boy posturing and errant guitars, tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid Hactivist performed a bruising show at London’s 02 Academy on December 11th. Straight outta Milton Keynes (via Kersal?). Yes boi....

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Internet Addiction Afflicts 6%

The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world...

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Bl=ndfolds, The Waiting Room [Live]

Bl=ndfolds' music is quite far removed from both VVV and The Valves, in that it is a darker, scuzzier electronica with growling vocals from singer Paraic....

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Tanned Pilots : The Secret

Airline pilots can be exposed to cockpit radiation similar to tanning beds...

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About Political Correctness

Political correctness is not actually about quelling ‘freedom of speech’ for the sake of defending others from offense....

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Easter Islanders’ Fuzzy Teeth Reveal Moai Mystery

Hardened plaque from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact....

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Aynsley Lister, Farnham Maltings [Live]

His brand of melodic rock-infused blues might not be particularly edgy or on-trend, but is unlikely to go out of fashion anytime soon ...

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Sigmar Polke at the Tate: Where Mao meets the Sausage Eater

Polke’s humour wasn’t sarcastic, it was a form of rebellion. His volatile artistic tendencies that leave us breathless in awe were his way of shedding each and every conceptual artistic form....

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Do You Speak Cow?

Studying the ways cows communicate with their young, carefully examining acoustic indicators of identity and age...

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