Self-drive car

The naysayers were at the ready—and they didn’t have to wait long. Last week a 53-year-old Dutchman ploughed into a tree at 96 mph and the chassis burst into flames. He died on the scene.

Digital Legacy

In loving memory of Joe Bloggs : a devoted husband and beloved father. 1944 - 2016. Amidst the overgrown maze of ivy-coated tombs and the sprawling canopy of ash, willow and chestnut trees, 170,000 souls lie...

Snowden's Legacy

The plot thickensA 64 character code that appeared on Snowden’s Twitter account last Friday has fueled suspicions that the former NSA (National Security Agency) employee may have been assassinated.

Meet The Herd

Tucked away in the lush green forests and rolling hills of southwest Scotland, a train of 90 Friesian cows saunters through the open gates, making its way to the state-of-the-art milking parlour to part with 2000 litres of the finest, organic milk.

Burkini- Tensions Flare

Its iconic ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, and candy floss make Brighton Beach the ideal spot to spend a sweltering English summer’s day. Holidaymakers flock to the seaside to soak up the rays and gobble up ice cream. It’s business as usual...

Orthorexia - An Overreaction?

First it was the sugar. ‘Those fucking soft-drink manufacturers have got us hooked on their crap.’ Then she cut out wheat. The weeks passed; her weight plummeted. God, she was onto something big.

Be Our Hero

18th August, 2016. Standing on a rocky ledge in the Swiss Alps, nearly 3000m above sea level, 29-year-old Uli Emanuele slips into a bizarre-looking nylon webbed suit. Before him lies the breathtaking Lauterbrunnen Valley, as featured in travel brochures the world over.

Eye For An Eye

Sandra will never forgive her son’s killer. It’s been almost 6 years. Time has flown by. One Friday night in 2009, her son Lee was coming back from a night out when he was stabbed to death by a stoned junkie for £20.

Brain Boost

Chances are you didn’t wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this morning. In fact, I'd be willing to bet that you struggled to shake off that groggy feeling. That is , until you had your first dose of nootropics (substances that improve cognitive function). That’ll have perked you up... 

Brand Infiltration

As any parent knows, saying “no” to your kids is becoming an increasingly formidable task. For better or for worse, the traditional authoritarian parent-child relationship has ceased to exist. A good hard smack on the ass and a severe ticking-off are no longer considered acceptable.

Dark Tourism

I didn’t know it then, but my first taste of ‘dark tourism’ came about on a school trip to Edinburgh Dungeons when I was 11. The award-winning tourist attraction takes you on an 80-minute hair-raising tour through Scotland’s darkest history.

When The Shit Hits The Fan  

August 24th, 2005. In a typical New Orleans seafood restaurant, the Jacksons stuff themselves with the enormous portions of Creole jambalaya and boiled crayfish. Mr Jackson proposes a toast to celebrate his latest construction contract.

The Ig Nobel Beast

Science can be rather a dull affair. Let’s be honest. And as a community, it also has the tendency to take itself far too seriously. It's all part of an effort to maintain its rigour and credibility. This can be a bit off-putting.

Pokemon Go, Trump, and ISIS

Pokémon Go, a spin-off of the long-running Pokémon series, has become a global phenomenon. In just three weeks, it has been downloaded blah...blah...blah. I beg your pardon; if you thought this article was going to delve into the ins-and-outs of a hyped-up mobile phone application, then you’re mistaken.

Facebook & The Filter Bubble

For those of us who are on the fence politically speaking, the recent revelations about Facebook’s suppression and promotion of items from the trending topics are, perhaps, rather disturbing. Yet, that shouldn’t actually be our overriding concern.

GMO

Heralded as a breakthrough in the genetic revolution, ‘Golden rice’— vitamin A fortified, genetically modified (GM) rice— promised to save the lives of millions of malnourished people around the world.