The ugly reality is that so many of the people now condemning him are the ones who enabled him to continue in the first place. As ever, hypocrisy underpins everything. Berated from the podium of award ceremonies, we, the plebs, the cattle, the consumers, we are instructed. Don’t be sexist. Don’t be racist. Black lives […]
Going boldly: Behind the scenes at NASA’s hallowed Mission Control Center A fascinatingly close look at the room where the first missions to space, the moon, and using the shuttle, were managed.
Just watch the trailer for this. Sometimes I feel that the loudest people don’t really want to solve the problems they are complaining about. If they did, they’d have nothing to say any longer. Here is a man who truly gets to the heart of things and makes an actual difference. Daryl Davis is an […]
What could be better than a service that you can use to royally piss off telemarketers who call you without permission? What better that the guy destroys Windows and IRS support scam call centres by flood-calling them with bots? You can listen to the audio of some of his calls — they are hilarious. Especially […]
Apparently a few trials are getting underway, or proposed, in various countries. It’d be very interesting to see the results of such a trial. Canada is also giving it a go. With social welfare coming under increasing financial and political pressure, some see basic income as an obvious solution. Providing a basic income can actually […]
This much reminds me of having to explain why words like “right” have a silent “gh” in their name. Language history can be quite fascinating. The names of stops on the London Underground can seem nonsensical: think Elephant & Castle or Shepherd’s Bush. But they actually hide 2,000 years of odd anecdotes and historic quirks. […]
Sounds about right! As ‘dry January’ comes to an end, Susie Dent looks back at the long and colourful relationship between alcohol and the English language.
Fascinating research and well worth reading, especially given other research stating that it is normal to wake up at least once during the night. I’m sure if I didn’t have distractions like the internet and TV I might end up doing the same. The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by […]
Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You James Hudziak and his colleagues analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18, looking for relationships between cortical thickness and musical training. Previous studies the team had performed revealed that anxiety, depression, attention problems and aggression correspond with changes to cortical thickness. Hudziak and […]