– “Africa’s 2000-year-old trees of life are suddenly dying off“, New Scientist, 11 June 2018 ≡ Born 0-500AD: The generation everyone is glad to see the back of: the baobaby boomers. Took advantage of a thriving ecology to lay down roots in some of the desert’s most desirable neighbourhoods. Strong and majestic, in possession of the… Continue reading How to tell which generation the baobab in your office bay belongs to
– “4-year-olds care more about plants and animals than sick people", New Scientist, 6 June 2018 ≡ Cutilitarianism All living things are created equal, unless I’ve seen it in my picture book or it makes a funny noise in which case it’s better especially if it’s a rabbit or a giraffe and even more so… Continue reading Lessons in moral philosophy from my 4-year-old niece
- "Mystery of why Stone Age villagers spent so much time underwater", New Scientist, 4 June 2018 ≡ SKELETONS from an early 21st century community have revealed physical abnormalities that could shed light on this darkest age of human history. "You can tell a lot about a person by their skeleton," said Martha Woundbinder, who… Continue reading Eye-rolling ourselves into oblivion
– "In big cities even the fish are always running around", 30 May 2018 New Scientist ≡ DO YOU feel exhausted by the pace of city life? Ever hate yourself and the fish you're turning into? Good. You're almost certainly living life all wrong, and it's time to panic over all the things you should be… Continue reading Strategies for coping with city life if you’re a fish
- "Dentists can smell your fear and it may put your teeth at risk", New Scientist, 25 May 2018 ≡ May 2018 - Dentists are revealed to have the ability to smell fear. The research is soon forgotten by the general public but state security services take note. November 2019 - A trial programme is… Continue reading The rise of the dentists
– “Half of life on Earth has vanished since we arrived on the scene", New Scientist, 21 May 2018 ≡ To: Planet_ALLUSERS From: Admin@Earth Re: Welcome Humans! Team, Thank you all for making such an effort at the humans' two-hundred-thousand-year-long housewarming party. I think we can all agree the planet is now definitely warmer! It’s… Continue reading Where has all our biomass gone?
- "Pluto is not a planet – it’s a billion comets squished together", New Scientist, 25 May 2018 ≡ SCIENTISTS interpreting the latest signals from Pluto have come closer to revealing its true identity. "For a long time we thought it was a planet," said Una Científica. "Then we reclassified it as a dwarf planet.… Continue reading Pluto’s secret identity