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luke-james's picture
Feb.02.2012
When I was a boy there was a comedy duo on television called Morcambe and Wise. Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise were the nation’s favorites, and became the very essence of Christmas. Never mind the kid in the stable, or the Queen’s speech, or even the dinner, the highlight of the day (after the...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.28.2011
Two suited guys at a candle-light dinner nibbling on each other’s flesh for a television show does not denote cannibalism. If placed in a larger landscape, it could be seen as a microcosmic interpretation of contemporary socio-political mores. The ‘noble savage’ transported into an...
michael-lipsey's picture
Sep.26.2010
Debate continues as to the cause of the extinction of the human species. Humans were top predators for several million years. They seem to have been a single species. They were to be found on almost every part of the planet they called Earth, the majority living in huge colonies. Like the dinosaurs...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.30.2010
Would you like your doctor to be a machine? I am wary about the first ever heart rhythm operation performed by a remote-controlled robot. Dr Andre Ng, cardiologist at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, sat outside the operation theatre as his 70-year-old patient’s vital organ was manipulated to get...
farzana-versey's picture
Dec.12.2009
Now when you see a Chinese face, think of your great-great-great-ad nauseum grandparents. The hakka noodles could well be Indian. This is revealed by a study ‘Mapping Human Genetic History in Asia’ which concurs that the human population originally came from Africa. It disproves something based on...
farzana-versey's picture
Oct.27.2009
If we thought we were human, then wait. Our ancestors could have got into the sack with Neanderthals in some of those weak moments that make us human, to begin with. It was probably 33,000 years ago, but it’s not such a long time considering the speed at which sperms travel and make home in ovaries...
adira-rotstein's picture
Oct.14.2009
Hmmm... just thinking. I believe, if animals could fully comprehend our lives and communicate as we do, they might reason that in comparison to the behaviour of other animals, the behaviour of human beings is so different as to be clearly insane. It is true, we humans do engage in our own very...
lisa-threadgill's picture
Sep.02.2009
A sure sign of the seasons beginning to change has come to my house this week.  His Royal Catness Prince Mabon has begun consuming food in mass quantities.  He is “bulking up” for winter, even though he has already got plenty of bulk at eighteen pounds. Winter ought to be in quotation marks as well...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Nov.02.2008
Human beings are pretty predictable, and we move in consistent packs:  The ones who figure out the new things, the ones who follow along easily, and the ones who kick and scream their way to change, hanging onto the past with bloody fingernails. The first group are those wily and wild radicals, the...