Archive | May, 2017


Modern tribes: the serial complainer

Yes I am complaining. See, you just have to take control. I dont care if its embarrassing, thats what they depend on, people being too shy to make a fuss Is that fish dry, it looks dry, yuck, just send it back. Go on, I would, look, if you dont want to, I will, doesnt […]

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Venice world heritage status under threat

While the local population dwindles, passengers from giant cruise ships continue to flood into La Serenissima. So how are locals trying to save the city? A monster cruise ship meets a giant octopus and crashes into the Rialto bridge, provoking a tsunami. Its an apocalyptic vision of Venice. The message of Stop the Madness, Philip […]

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Robot hearts: medicines new frontier

The long read: From bovine valves to electrical motors and 3-D printed hearts, cardiologists are forging ahead with techologies once dismissed as crazy ideas On a cold, bright January morning I walked south across Westminster Bridge to St Thomas Hospital, an institution with a proud tradition of innovation: I was there to observe a procedure […]

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Why I love Cline Dion

Is she schmaltzy? Well, yes. High camp and cheesy like a ripe camembert You know what genre of celeb will always have a special place in my heart? The wildly famous, hugely successful, but inherently uncool superstar. I feel a kinship, and will abide no snark directed at them. The epitome of this breed is […]

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