Philip Simon Lyons

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Corbyn in antisemitism row after backing artist behind 'offensive' mural

Labour leader offered support on Facebook in 2012 to artist whose work featured antisemitic tropes<p>Jeremy Corbyn was embroiled in a fresh antisemitism row on Friday after conceding he was wrong to support a graffiti artist whose “offensive” work was scrubbed off a wall in London’s East End.<p>Related: …

What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 …

Feminism

20 Little-Known Facts About Being Left-Handed

With just 10% of the population being left-handed, it can be easy for everyone else to forget we’re living in a right-handed world. But aside from …

The Brain

Searching for the Genes That Are Unique to Humans

The human genome is littered with unique genes that may have been important to our evolution. And they’re a bit like Oreos.<p>The human genome contains between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. Most of these pre-date our species by millions of years, and have counterparts in chimps, mice, flies, yeast, and …

Genetics

12 Habits That Set Ultra Successful People Apart

Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal goals out of the water. Here's what sets them apart.<p>A study at Strayer University found that most people think success is about achieving your personal goals.<p>Ultra successful people delight themselves by blowing their personal …

You can learn to be creative, if you’re willing to embarrass yourself

In 1666, one of the most influential scientists in history was strolling through a garden when he was struck with a flash of creative brilliance that would change the world.<p>While standing under the shade of an apple tree, Sir Isaac Newton saw an apple fall to the ground. “Why should that apple …

Creativity

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was …

National Chocolate Day: 10 convincing health reasons you should eat more of the stuff

Chocolate is the ultimate comfort food, a sure-fire stand-by in times of stress, a reliable source of consolation when life has let us down, and a mood-enhancer and romance-inducer in more positive circumstances. But is it at all healthy?<p>If you scoff lots of it, obviously not. But there are a host …

This Molecule Could've Created the Backbone of DNA and Helped to Kick-Start Life

Scientists discover that bombarding a simple molecule that's common on meteors can produce almost all the components of DNA<p>In a new study out today, scientists may have taken another key step toward explaining how genetic materials—and life—may have first formed on the Earth.<p>The molecule is …

Where to Eat in Paris Now: 7 Must-Try Restaurants

As far as I’m concerned, the prettiest sights in Paris are found on a plate. Or in a bowl. And occasionally, a coffee cup.<p>The map of the city I keep in my head isn’t of monuments and museums—it’s of bistros and brasseries. You want a view of the Eiffel Tower? I say go to Monsieur Bleu. Spending the …

An Interactive Map of Shakespeare's London

The project brings 16th century London into the present.<p>References to cities often make an appearance in Shakespeare's poems and plays. Quick case in point, here's a line from <i>The Comedy of Errors</i><i>:</i><p><i>Farewell till then: I will go lose myself</i><p>To understand these references and truly appreciate The Bard's …

Maps

The science of sexiness: why some people are just more attractive

A new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile.<p>But there are other biological and evolutionary triggers which are constantly drawing us to certain individuals, even if we don’t realise it …

NASA promises 'definitive evidence' of alien life by 2025

We are on the cusp of discovering alien civilizations, NASA’s top scientists have said. They predict we’re one generation away from finding something …

Liquid engineering: Meet the man who builds houses with water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Would you build a house with water?<p>Hungarian architect Matyas Gutai believes that water is the perfect material for keeping a house at a comfortable temperature.<p>And while that doesn't mean that he can do away with traditional materials like bricks, cement, and plaster, his system promotes a …