The proposed ban on nitrous oxide is irrational and unworkable, and requires serious challenge, not an inane demo in Parliament Square
31 July 2015
“The possibility of having a ring that contains a microbicide and a contraceptive, in the same device? Now that would very attractive.”
23 July 2015
The first clinical trial in Canada is under way to test whether the party drug could be part of a treatment for those with PTSD
13 July 2015
I don’t have a music collection titled “Music To Slit My Wrists To”, but if and when I ever start one, The Soft Moon will definitely feature prominently.
19 June 2015
It’s hugely unpopular, worn by an estimated 5% of men around the world: can 11 design mavericks, funded by Bill and Melinda Gates, reinvent the condom for a sexier, safer world?
13 June 2015
It was decreed “the worst idea on the mind” in history in a public debate at the Royal Institution in 2006. Yet it seemed like such a good idea at the time—so good, it won its devisor the Nobel Prize.
12 June 2015
Each and every one of us is born with perfect pitch
24 April 2015
Humans aren’t the only ones who turn to drugs for a little bit of escape. In my new book on the science of hedonism, the quest by animals to get high is documented.
20 April 2015
But one high is so famous it has a birthday: Bicycle Day, April 19, 1943. The world’s first acid trip.
19 April 2015
The last time I saw Tom Jenkinson, a.k.a techno-jazz originator Squarepusher, it was at The Glade at Glastonbury 2004. At the time, one of the most highly-regarded platforms for electronic music worldwide, at one of the most influential festivals on earth. And it was awful.
15 April 2015