Thursday, 5 March 2020

How to Write 10,000 Words a Week

The most productive writers know that writing is only one step in a larger process.

Soil’s Microbial Market Shows the Ruthless Side of Forests

In the “underground economy” for soil nutrients, fungi strike hard bargains and punish plants that won’t meet their price.

The Best Board Games of the Ancient World

Thousands of years before Monopoly, people were playing games like Senet, Patolli and Chaturanga.

Jewel Beetles Use their Colours for Camouflage

It was thought that the bright, shimmering colours would make the insects more obvious to predators.

Fruit Walls: Urban Farming in the 1600s

From the sixteenth to the twentieth century, urban farmers grew Mediterranean fruits and vegetables as far north as England and the Netherlands, using only renewable energy.

What Is the Hardest Language in the World to Lipread?

There’s a whole lot we don’t know about vision and speech perception.

Wednesday, 4 March 2020