I'm always fascinated by how geography and chronology can affect a person's sense of self. In the United States, same-sex marriage has become the law of the land; the LGBT community is now a potent force
The future promises bomb-sniffing dogs on a chip and so much more. Engineers at Columbia University have, for the first time, successfully plugged an electronic circuit into a biological energy-harvesting
When johnny bags become canvas ... Warning: This post contains images of erect ancient sculptures and may be inappropriate for work. Raise your hand if you've ever heard a dude say he doesn't like to condoms.
TravelFree Things to Do More than a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital is experiencing a cultural renaissance. But the new energy hasn’t eclipsed the city’s tumultuous
This technology may change the way we think of some of the world's most challenging diseases. Thanks to the controversial new technology known as CRISPR, scientists are beginning to make headway in understanding
When he's not busy running the cocktail program at New York City's Marta, Erik Lombardo is giving us the rundown on all things spirits -- and showing us the best ways to drink them. Today: How do you mulled
It's tricky to write about a documentary like Requiem for the American Dream. For one, it's not a conventional documentary, exactly. It's more of a long-form conversation – or series of conversations with
“Life is beautiful in spite of everything! … There are many thorns, but the roses are there too.” “An artist needs a certain amount of turmoil and confusion,” Joni Mitchell once told an interviewer. Indeed,
Sometime around 1907, well before the modern randomized clinical trial was routine, American psychiatrist Henry Cotton began removing decaying teeth from his patients in hopes of curing their mental disorders.
The palaeontologist whose team found Homo naledi has been criticised for rushing his findings and making basic errors It remains one of the most dramatic human fossil finds of recent years. In 2013, in
Speakers at an event in north London describe their positive experiences of drugs such as psilocybin and LSD, part of a wider resurgence Amid an abundance of food and drink, flickering candles and a heady
If you watch the film The Martian, you'll see Hollywood explosions and special effects galore, but you'll also see some serious science. Actor Matt Damon, who plays stranded astronaut Mark Watney, must
Are you reading something you shouldn’t? Says who? A new photo series by photojournalist Kimberly Butler reveals how to see these #BannedBooks in a new light. The genesis of an idea. As this project started
You can usually tell the sex of a baby being pushed in a pram. If it’s wearing a colourful outfit decorated with charismatic animals, it’s probably a boy; pink hearts and flowers means a girl. In fact,
David Wootton's new book challenges the notion that knowledge is culturally relative and truth is simply consensus Why did the scientific revolution come about when it did? Why could previous generations