What is good science? And what gets public funding?
Too long. Unfortunately, in the case of scientific research, society has to commit to major public funding up front – in contrast, a lot of art, books and songs get started on lesser public funding; and films sometimes attract private investors.
So, what is it that Mr Blair has to hide? Asks DOMINIC SANDBROOK
Increasing numbers of people – especially the young – believe our political system is a closed circle: secretive, impenetrable and corrupt. If you want to know why so many feel alienated, just take a look at a story that speaks volumes about ...
The easiest way to the Gulag is to joke about the Gulag
OK, it’s nice for politically correct reasons to blame Europe for ... fighting for in [the] European legacy. SYRIZA is not a Greek phenomenon, SYRIZA is something that is one of the few signs of hope for the entire Europe... And the test for the people ...
'What is a donkey punch?' Jeopardy contestant's naughty answer sweeps the web
The latest comes courtesy of a young man called Mike. On Monday night's show, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek posed the question: 'A blow to the back of the neck is the punch named after this animal.' A bespectacled and sweater-vested Mike immeditaely ...
A Former Prisoner On What “Orange Is The New Black” Gets Right — And What It Doesn’t
Telling your white upper-middle-class mom during a visit, “I get strip searched — squat and cough,” and “I had to give a lock of my hair to a transsexual” borders on sadistic. While you’re in prison, all but the most self-involved inmates do ...