What is the answer to the giraffe riddle on facebook?

Have you heard about the giraffe riddle on facebook? Surely, either you or one of your many friends has come across this rather peculiar trend. The story goes, that you have to solve the following riddle and if you don’t, you have to set your profile picture to a giraffe: … Continue reading

Sarah Lazar: How to Reshape Your Brain

Can sport and meditation reshape your brain? Can meditation increase your attention span? Can meditation help you improve your life? Neuroscientist Sarah Lazar discusses how repetitive behaviour can reshape your brain. The brain is highly plastic and meditation can indeed influence your abilities to live your life and enhance your … Continue reading

Chocolate: From Beverage to Confectionery

In its early days chocolate was an extremely rich beverage. It contained a fatty substance known as cacao butter which tended to rise to the top, where it would float in unappetising greasy pools. Manufacturers overcame this to some extent by adding starchy substances to absorb the fat – a … Continue reading

Targeting Inflammation Has Alzheimer’s Benefits in Mice

Research has shown that antibodies designed to block two proteins involved in inflammation, can reduce features of Alzheimer’s in mice. The study, which uses similar antibodies to ones approved for treatment of psoriasis, is published online on 25 November in the journal Nature Medicine. There is increasing evidence that inflammation … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Girl in the Flower Dress”

  Girl in the Flower Dress is the first episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to progress the show’s overall plotline since the pilot. Various plot points that haven’t been addressed for weeks are quickly resolved or developed further. More significant events happen in this single episode than in the past … Continue reading

Look Younger Using Nutrigenomics

London Life Coach & Wellbeing Consultant Sloan Sheridan-Williams talks about Dr Perricone’s research into nutrigenomics. Follow Sloan on Twitter @SloanSW_London and check out Sloan’s website www.sloansw.com Last year, you heard us talk about epigenetics which is the study of changes produced in gene expression caused by mechanisms other than changes in … Continue reading

Film Review: Runner Runner

Runner Runner is an unusual film. It had me pretty divided. I loved the three main ’big guns’; Gemma Atherton, Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake. The plot and direction I did struggle with. I’ll get to that soon. It’s all about a struggling student, Richie Furst (Timberlake) whose cheated out … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “Eye Spy”

 The dramatic opening sequence. Eye Spy is the most consistently good episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so far. The episode boats an interesting premise, genuine emotional stakes, strong acting and much of the tension and suspense that was missing from the last episode. However, it retains many of the faults … Continue reading

Movie Review: Gravity

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney headline this Sci-fi/thriller as astronauts fighting to survive after a catastrophic accident leaves them adrift in space. Sandra Bullock plays medical engineer Ryan Stone and George Clooney plays Matt Kowalski, a veteran astronaut completing his final space mission. The astronauts are a part of a … Continue reading

Film Review: White House Down

White House Down stars the amazing Channing Tatum! This film is so outrageous – it’s a thrill ride. Like a rollercoaster on speed, once you’re sat down – you’re in for the whole ride. What I loved about this movie was that was just pure enjoyment. The action got bigger … Continue reading

Film Review: What Maisie Knew

What Maisie Knew is the story of a child trying to make sense of a grown up world that seems to be giving up on her. She has to stand and watch through the crack in the door, or through an open window as her parents separate, leaving her stuck … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “The Asset”

Dr Hall’s gravity device. The Asset, the third episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is the first to feel utterly unnecessary. Nothing truly significant takes place and nothing important is revealed. That’s not to say that the episode isn’t fun or exciting; merely that for the first time, the show feels … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – “0-8-4”

Sam Jackson makes a cameo appearance as Nick Fury. The second episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. shares many of the good and bad points that were evident in the Pilot. However, this second episode in the season, 0-8-4, is an overall improvement that suggests that the show will become a … Continue reading


UK RumFest 2013: World’s Largest Rum Festival

Returning to the UK’s capital this October, the world famous UK RumFest will take place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October 2013 taking each visitor on a voyage of rum discovery at London’s ExCeL Exhibition Centre. The seventh annual UK RumFest showcases over 400 of the rarest and most … Continue reading

Oil and Gas Exploration into the Arctic

The Arctic consists of Canada, Russia, Greenland, United States (Alaska) and Norway where each particular petroleum company is based. The multinational oil companies existent there face health and safety issues because of the extremity of those climates in the world. The purpose of their existence is to drill and explore … Continue reading

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Pilot

(Note: Due to this being a Pilot episode, this review will be somewhat longer than those of future episodes) Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not the first television series to spin-off from a popular film. However, there is something rather unique and ambitious about Joss Whedon’s newest creation. The show’s intention … Continue reading

Online GIS Certificate

An online GIS certificate allows for professionals in this field to learn how to use hardware, data and software for removing geographic information. Hands-on training may consist of plotting destinations on a map. This information can be used for determining why some populations are more concentrated than other parts of … Continue reading