Lyndon Jones

1,017 Flips | 17 Magazines | 6 Likes | 6 Following | 11 Followers | @Lyndonio | Gentleman of Leisure, updating these magazines periodically. I am now building a website at https://adonis.blue

Fight For Your Right: The Battle Over Music Censorship

Unlikely as this now may seem, there was a time, not long ago, when you couldn’t say anything naughty on a record. In fact, you couldn’t even imply …

Universal Music

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Gibraltar annonce qu'il va retirer son pavillon à l'Aquarius

Le gouvernement du territoire britannique explique que le bateau y est enregistré en tant que «navire de recherche» et non pour des opérations de …

La popularité des militaires auprès des Français est à son zénith

INFOGRAPHIE - Selon un sondage Odoxa Dentsu Consulting pour le Figaro et France Info, près de neuf Français sur dix ont une bonne opinion globale des …

How to edit a human

For decades scientists aspired to modify the code of life. Tom Whipple meets Jennifer Doudna, who succeeded<p>This story begins nearly four billion …

Genetics

The psychological effects of a heatwave

This has been a summer to remember, not least because of the unusual and prolonged spells of heat and sunshine. But aside from the physical changes of tanned skin or freckles, how does unusually hot weather affect us mentally?<p>VM Sharma and colleagues at AIMIL Geotechnical Consultancy in New Delhi …

Siblings
Weight Loss

Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet

No language in history has dominated the world quite like English does today. Is there any point in resisting? By Jacob Mikanowski<p>On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening …

Language

The complicated truth about a cat’s purr

Our cats may purr when we pet and tickle them, but it’s a much more complicated form of communication than we've assumed.<p>We <i>think</i> we know what a cat’s purr means.<p>It is arguably the most recognisable sign of animal contentment: a pleasurable rasp that erupts whenever a cat is tickled or petted, the …

Pets

Dogs go out of their way to help upset owners, study shows

Dogs will make a speedy effort to comfort their owners if they think they are upset, a study has shown for the first time.<p>Although anecdotally, dog owners claim that their pets are in tune with their emotions and will offer support in times of crisis, it has never been scientifically tested …

Pets

Elle achète un serpent en ligne, il la mord, elle meurt

Une jeune Chinoise est décédée récemment après avoir acquis un serpent venimeux via une plateforme de vente en ligne. Selon sa mère, elle espérait …

Animaux

Too scary for Stalin

On January 26 1936, Joseph Stalin went to the opera in Moscow. This was nothing unusual. But on this occasion, the consequences were to prove dire. The opera was Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, by Dmitri Shostakovich, then only 29, and the darling of the Soviet avant garde.<p>A huge hit at its Leningrad …

France-Belgique : deux amis qui ne se veulent pas que du bien

Si les deux pays sont proches au niveau géographique et dans leur rapport entre les joueurs, la perspective d’une place en finale de la Coupe du …

What it’s really like to serve in the RAF as the air force celebrates its 100th anniversary with a flypast

Rob Hastings visits RAF Lossiemouth to meet the team at one of the airbases supplying Typhoon jets for today’s London flypast and parade<p>“Scramble!” …

Military

How the modern addiction to identity politics has fractured the left

This partisan, divisive form of liberalism alienated the working class and helped create the conditions for the rise of Donald Trump.<p>Donald Trump is …

Political Science

Yes! I won’t pretend it hasn’t been painful...

Jogging at dawn, completing the Couch to 5K Programme

L’érection est-elle perturbée par le syndrome d’apnée du sommeil? 

Plusieurs études ont montré que le syndrome d’apnée du sommeil s’accompagnait souvent de troubles de l’érection. Mais ce lien reste à confirmer.<p>Si, …

The Neuroscientific Case for Facing Your Fears

A new study shows that mice have to remember their phobias if they are to lose them effectively.<p>Peter, aged 3, was scared of rabbits. So Mary Cover Jones kept bringing him rabbits.<p>At first, she’d take a caged rabbit up to Peter, while he ate some candy and played with other children. At first, …

The Brain

Captivating, on both an historical and a literary level.

Cette semaine tout le monde sème pour les abeilles !

AU JARDIN CE WEEK-END - 250.000 sachets de graines seront proposés , d'ici au 24 juin, aux jardiniers et aux particuliers. Objectif: aider les …

Sur les migrants, Macron tiraillé entre l'opinion et la majorité

Sur ce dossier ultrasensible qui divise les Marcheurs, le président de la République chemine sur une ligne de crête.<p>C'est une question humanitaire …

Cheek!

Les torchons de cuisine, de véritables nids à bactéries ?

Nos torchons de cuisine hébergeraient plusieurs types de bactéries, selon une étude de l'université de Maurice, et ce à cause de mauvaises habitudes …

Kim Jong-un is winning the Singapore summit

Kim Jong-un is winning the summit here in Singapore. It’s true that Donald Trump has secured a number of concessions from North Korea in exchange for political engagement: Hostage releases and a pledge to suspend the nuclear programme. But diplomacy is a propaganda war, and Kim has proven to be …

North Korea