Mitakshi Sirsi

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Why T. Rex Had Such Puny Arms

The fearsome predator has some pretty mockable forelimbs. Why exactly are the T. rex's arms so small?<p>The <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> was one of the most notorious predators this planet has ever seen. Adults measured around 40 feet long and had teeth the size of large knives. But one aspect of the T. Rex is …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

A Cheeky Short That Melds Space Travel, Stanley Kubrick, and One Very Sly Piece of Fruit

A flan-obsessed astronaut named Dave and his new partner, a highly intelligent seedless melon, head to Mars in <i>Black Holes</i>, an irreverent (and mildly …

Space Travel

Is there really a link between owning a cat and mental illness? Study examines Toxoplasma gondii infections

Over the past few years, cats have increasingly attracted media attention due to a number of scientific studies reporting that a <i>Toxoplasma Gondii</i> (<i>T.</i> …

Do You Suffer From Illusions Of Moral Superiority?

Do you think you're more honest than the average person? More principled? More fair?<p>If so, you're not alone. Studies consistently find that people think they're morally superior to others: more honest, principled and fair. This is hardly an isolated belief — people also think they're better than …

Psychology

The Age of Anger by Pankaj Mishra – review

A trenchant study of how anger and violence have influenced modern societies will have you fearing the worst<p>Is there a history of anger – a connection between the bomb-throwers and shooters of the 19th century and the operatives of our own day? In this highly topical polemic, Pankaj Mishra …

Pope Francis

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Why some people believe Earth is flat.<p>A lot happened in 2016, but one of the biggest cultural shifts was the rise of fake news - where claims with no …

If Willy Wonka and Aldous Huxley got together and threw a party... The Flaming Lips, Brixton Academy – review

Wayne Coyne, lead singer of The Flaming Lips, likes to broadcast his eccentric behaviour. He and sometime collaborator Miley Cyrus have matching tattoos; he once tweeted photos of what looked like hard drugs during a recording session (they were actually Settler’s Tums); and promoted a vinyl …

Flaming Lips

An Inconvenient Sequel Review | Sundance 2017 | Al Gore | Climate Change

When Al Gore and David Guggenheim teamed up in 2006 for An Inconvenient Truth, the issue of Global Warming went from a back burner issue to a hot …

Climate

Here's What Really Goes into Nutella

It's not great.<p>It has not been the best two weeks for Nutella. After claims its palm oil ingredient could be carcinogenic, an image of what really goes into the chocolate spread posted on Reddit has gone viral.<p>Fans are in a bit of state about the amount of sugar in the jar, which appears to makes …

The seven deadly things we’re doing to trash the planet (and human life with it) | John Vidal

We weep at the disappearance of endangered species but avert our eyes to the causes of Earth’s destruction<p>A baby ibex on a precipitous cliff edge. The hyenas of Harar eating from a human hand. Leopards in Mumbai, whales breaching and baby turtles heading blindly away from the sea. We are amazed by …

Wildlife

Why trampolining will get you in shape without any post-workout ache

Running is weird. Boring and intimidating to begin with, it gets into your bones. Literally. It really isn’t that good for a lot of us. Terrible for the facial muscles, too, apparently. Imagine what it might do to your boobs.<p>Not my problem any more, because after a long bout of back and leg pain, …