Author: Naila Scargill

Art Car Boot Fair Celebrates Fifteenth Anniversary With Launch Of New Event

The Art Car Boot Fair celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year with the launch of an additional event: the Art Cycle Basket Fair. ...

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We’re Not In Kansas Any More, Toto

Sleep is known to allow animals to re-energise and consolidate memories. Now, scientists have identified a pair of genes that regulate how much REM and non-REM sleep an animal experiences. ...

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Artist-Activist Carlos Celdran Conviction Upheld

Case against Filipino artist who protested in support of reproductive rights in Manila Cathedral continues as solicitor general asks court to reconsider. ...

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South London Gallery Fire Station Coming Soon

The South London Gallery will open the former Peckham Road Fire Station as a new contemporary arts space and annexe to the main site on 22 September....

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How The Brain Suppresses The Act Of Revenge

Researchers have identified the location in the brain of activations that are related to the suppression of the act of revenge as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. ...

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A Beast In Black Sheep’s Clothing

A juxtaposition of serial killer mystery and genre romance, Beast boasts an absorbing tonal shift from drama to thriller, marking Michael Pearce as one to watch....

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Censored Queer Art Show Reopens To Record-Breaking Crowds In Rio

The exhibition was revived thanks to one of the country’s biggest crowdfunding campaigns, which raised more than $250,000....

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Terrorism Fears Curbing Children’s Cultural Visits

London galleries in particular were hit hard last year, as schoolchildren admissions fell for the fourth consecutive year....

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Ditch The Bling If You Want To Make New Pals

According to new research, when it comes to making friends, status symbols actually repel people from making friends with us....

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Holy Flying Backbone, Man

Award-winning Australian contemporary circus troupe, Gravity & Other Myths, bring their latest show, Backbone, to London's Southbank Centre....

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Chelsea Manning In First UK Appearance

Chelsea Manning to be honoured at this year’s annual Friends of the Institute of Contemporary Arts dinner, marking her first public appearance in the uk....

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Losing Religion For Photography

Artist and musician Michael Stipe will join writer and critic Miranda Sawyer in conversation at the Institute of Contemporary Arts for the launch of Stipe’s photography book, Volume 1....

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China Changing Festival Returns for Grand Finale

Southbank Centre’s China Changing Festival celebrating innovative contemporary Chinese culture returns with a packed four-day programme for its grand finale....

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Provoking Delicate Social Order: Under the Tree

A deliciously dark satire that examines the fragile nature of civility in a suburban setting, where it takes very little to provoke the collapse of social order....

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Revenge For Jellyfish Victims

Scientists have shown for the first time that corals can cooperate to capture and devour jellyfish which are swept against the walls by ocean currents....

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Is Facebook Perpetuating Existing Social Inequalities?

New analysis helps to explain the ways that Facebook, and likely all social media, are not representative of the broader population....

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Cured Meats Found to Exacerbate Bipolar Disorder

An analysis of more than 1,000 people with and without psychiatric disorders has shown that nitrates in processed meats may contribute to manic episodes....

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Delusion and Fragile Knowledge: Take Shelter

Take Shelter boasts an insidious dread throughout, the tension building to near unbearable levels in this effective portrait of the deterioration of mental health. ...

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The Game of Deception Detection

The most adept deceivers often don't present signs, impeding the average observer's ability to tell when someone is lying. Those detection skills can be improved with one hour of training....

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What Do You Think Of My Sparkly Gun?

Cut from unprecedented access to 500 hours of jihadi footage, extraordinary documentary Path of Blood is a startling, powerful experience....

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Cosmic Crash by Sausage

An international team of astronomers has discovered an ancient and dramatic head-on collision between the Milky Way and a smaller object, dubbed the Sausage galaxy. ...

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Sane People, Talking to Puppets?

The Flying Buttresses have brought their puppet characters Hodman and Sally to events across the globe, proving that their bewildered wonder is universally engaging. ...

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Escaping Fear: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science have discovered a circuit in the brain that is necessary for unlearning fear....

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Want To Learn Faster? Get Chomping Happy Pills

A new computational model reveals that serotonin, one of the most widespread chemicals in the brain, can speed up learning. ...

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Fourth Wall on the Street? Not Our Style At All

Examining the phenomenon of street theatre with Alister O’Loughlin, co-founder of Prodigal Theatre and performer with the Urban Playground Team....

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Time Lapse: Iranian Film in Photography

CAMA Gallery of Iranian art presents Time Lapse, an exhibition of photographs by seven prestigious Iranian film directors. ...

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He’ll Be Back: Skynet One Step Closer to Reality…

X–ray vision has long seemed like a far-fetched sci-fi fantasy, but an MIT team has gotten us closer to seeing through walls. ...

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A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee Helps Teams Work Together

A new study has found that people give more positive reviews for their group's performance if they drink caffeinated coffee beforehand. ...

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Snuggle or Die: Sociable Monkeys More Likely to Survive Winter

A new study is the first to show that social huddling may be a mechanism that connects social bonding to higher fitness....

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All the World’s a Stage: Ian McKellen Plays His Part

Frank self-analysis offers some fascinating insight into Ian McKellen's career trajectory; an essential watch for both fans and those interested in an experienced actor’s perspective....

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