The year’s most awe-inspiring—and devastating—wildlife photos

These are 2017’s big winners. The good life Grand title winner 2017, Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Also winner of the 15-17 years old category). Nelson, a teenager from the Netherlands, captured this image of Caco—a lowlands gorilla—in Odzala National Park in the Republic of Congo. Caco is enjoying a ball-shaped breadfruit in the picture.…

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Meet Jon Ronson, the Writer Behind the Haunting ‘Okja’

It was February of 2012. The Welsh writer Jon Ronson had traveled to Long Beach, California, for the annual TED conference, where he was to deliver a talk about psychopaths. (Ronson’s book The Psychopath Test had been published the previous year.) While there, he was unexpectedly captivated by a presentation from Regina Dugan, then then-director of…

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Wonder Woman review

I wanted to start off by saying that Wonder Woman’s real MVP is its director, Patty Jenkins. As far as I’m aware, Ms Jenkins has only directed one other film, 2003’s Monster – one of my all time favourites. If I knew this fact before going into the cinema, I wouldn’t have been shocked at the…

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University Study: Humans across the world dance to the same beat

Despite decades of scepticism about the presence of cross-culturally universal aspects of music, the study provides strong evidence for the existence of common features in global music. The results, which are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), support the idea that music is a powerful social glue that helps bond … Read moreUniversity Study: Humans across the world dance to the same beat