Walk into a grocery store in North America and ask where you can find the milk, and you’ll be directed to the refrigerated section. Ask the same thing in a grocery store in Europe, and you’ll be directed to a regular old room-temperature beverage aisle. Milk is perishable wherever you go, so how can one part of the world keep theirs tepid while another takes pains to keep it cold?
From Carl Sagan to Stephen Hawking to Neil deGrasse Tyson, people turn to great minds of science to help them understand the universe. It’s understandable, then, that people would be curious about their views on religion. Hawking has come out definitively on the matter (“I’m an atheist,” he said in 2014), but Sagan and Tyson famously […]
Lego House, Billund, Denmark by BIG Bold and expressive (Credit: Alamy) One familiar way of dismissing contemporary architecture is to say that this or that new building ‘looks like Lego’. Lego’s famous interlocking plastic bricks first went on sale in 1949 just as Modernist architecture, derived from the Bauhaus, went truly global and four-square, Cubist-like […]
Robin was 13 when he found out he was adopted. Later he was told he had been abandoned – left in a box on London’s Oxford Street. Now 74, he has spent most of his life wondering who left him and why. But thanks to DNA, and the dogged detective work of one of his […]