The elder statesman has been wheeled out: The Former Prime Minister John Major is set to issue a thinly veiled attack on Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, warning that Tories leading the campaign to leave the EU risk “morphing into Ukip”. In a speech on Friday Sir John will say that as the economic arguments in favour […]
Fascinating long read in the BI: Why do 40% of Caucasians have type A blood, while only 27% of Asians do? Where do different blood types come from, and what do they do?To get some answers, I went to the experts – to haematologists, geneticists, evolutionary biologists, virologists and nutrition scientists.In 1900 the Austrian physician Karl Landsteiner […]
Feels like we’re participating in a slow-motion disaster. More scary news: Latest monthly figures add to string of recent temperature records and all but assure 2016 will be hottest year on record Source: April breaks global temperature record, marking seven months of new highs
Got Honeyblood’s eponymous debut album on lovingly crafted vinyl today. Lo-fi pop rock tastic.
Some indie lo-fi pop-rock from Honeyblood, the Master of Rock that is Iggy Pop, who’s new (and possibly final) album is excellent, and some classic grunge (if that was ever a thing, like Britpop, it’s a bit of a label put on some things in retrospect, but hey) from Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.
I’ve still not started watching GoT, but I admit I’m running out of reasons not to, and Laurie Penny has added a few more in the Statesman: What sets it apart is not the monsters, the nudity or the festering gallons of gratuitous gore, but the overwhelming sense that the plot got run off […]