There were some upsides to the whole lockdown and pandemic. For instance, the enclave I live in was triggered to start a WhatsApp group. Something we should have done years ago but it took the 'house arrest' we were under to initiate it. This simple act has...
It is rather a disenchanting moment when the doctrine your parents subscribed to and expounded to you was not the armour you thought it was.It is a lie when people say 'children do not see colour' in reference to a person's skin tone. They do. It is just that they...
It’s the difference between listening to Shakespeare being read by Brain Blessed instead of Patrick Stewart. Both would be enjoyable but one would be better nuanced. My younger brother had a great knack of extracting Sony Walkmans from my father. They were meant to be...
Can we address the issues now facing us? Can you put your own self-promotion aside?Dear elected politicians of any sort, please can we address the issues now facing us? Can you put your own self-promotion aside? For those of you who are career politicians and have no...
It's unlikely we will ever see a commercial avaiation success story like the Boeing 747 It was conceived on a fishing trip between the CEOs of PAN AM and Boeing. When finally created in 1969 it was the biggest airliner in the world, first wide bodied and 'two tier'...
The No Sweat Shakespeare website is a labor of love from London-based father and son Shakespeare enthusiasts John and Warren King.To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare we wanted to put together some interesting facts about him, however whilst researching...
There is another scene of imprisoned foreign sex workers who are made to look dumb and gullible, thinking that Batman is some sort of devil This isn't a review of the new movie; Batman vs Superman, it is more of a comment on observations during the film. I walked out...
He never sold out to the corporate part of the music industryPrince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) 2016 has delivered several blows already and this one is also mighty. Prince was renowned as an innovator and was widely known for his eclectic work,...
The specifications and appearance are reminiscent of the the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 Kahn at the Geneva motor show revealed what had to be one of the stranger concept cars. Code named 'Mission 1', it's a 6x6 version of their Flying Huntsman. It is based on the Land...
Zebra finches amazing at unmasking the bird...
on 21 November | 2020 at 15:43
Like humans who can instantly tell which friend or relative is calling by the timbre of the person's voice, zebra finches have a near-human capacity for language mapping.
Researchers examine which approaches are most...
on 20 November | 2020 at 20:07
Researchers have found that physical distancing is universally effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19, while social bubbles and masks are more situation-dependent. The researchers developed a model to test the effectiveness of measures such as physical distancing, masks or social bubbles when […]
Memories create 'fingerprints' that reveal how...
on 20 November | 2020 at 18:26
While the broad architecture and organization of the human brain is universal, new research shows how the differences between how people reimagine common scenarios can be observed in brain activity and quantified. These unique neurological signatures could ultimately be used to understand, study, […]
A biochemical random number
on 20 November | 2020 at 16:38
Scientists have generated a huge true random number using DNA synthesis. It is the first time that a number of this magnitude has been created by biochemical means.
Field geology at Mars' equator points to ancient...
on 20 November | 2020 at 16:38
Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars' equator around 4 billion years ago -- a finding that hints at the possibility that life may have existed there, according to data collected by NASA's Curiosity rover.
From the inside out: How the brain forms sensory...
on 16 November | 2020 at 14:22
A new study identifies a region of the thalamus as a key source of signals encoding past experiences in the neocortex.
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Macron 'shocked' at beating of black man by Paris...
on 27 November | 2020 at 13:20
Video of police officers beating a man in Paris left the president visibly upset, an official says.
Kenyans arrested at airport with 'fake' Covid...
on 27 November | 2020 at 13:09
The 21 travellers were bound for the UAE - which has already stopped issuing visas to Kenyans.
Italian serenaded by husband outside hospital dies
on 27 November | 2020 at 12:51
Carla Sacchi was allowed home days after her husband played his accordion below her hospital window.
Maradona: Anger over funeral home photos with...
on 27 November | 2020 at 12:07
The funeral parlour says it is "devastated" by the pictures, as Maradona's lawyer vows legal action.
Taiwan lawmakers throw pig guts and punches
on 27 November | 2020 at 11:58
Taiwan's opposition legislators exchanged blows in a heated row over the easing of US pork imports.
Coronavirus: Calls in Denmark to dig up millions...
on 27 November | 2020 at 11:42
The hasty mass burial of animals infected with coronavirus was declared illegal.