The Nordic nations aren’t fans of this book

Denmark tops the world happiness rankings. But it’s also second on the list in antidepressant consumption. Over the last decade, the media has been having something of a love affair with the ‘Scandinavian miracle’. Despite their wretched climate and gloomy winters, the Nordic nations…


The biopic of ‘America’s most-hated woman’

The turbulent tale of the USA’s most infamous atheist. With her white hair, big glasses and floral dresses, Madalyn Murray O’Hair certainly didn’t look like she embodied a danger to American morals. But this social worker and activist…




This video is making people feel really weird

I am extremely comfortable and extremely uncomfortable at the same time. Animator Kirsten Lepore posted her new stop-motion video, Hi Stranger, to YouTube on Monday. And I’ve got to admit, it’s one of the most sinister – and…




AI sex doll who has feelings and can reach orgasm

This sex robot will call you by your name and knows when to skip foreplay. Sex dolls can now feel emotion and achieve orgasm. Catalan scientist and bionanotechnology expert Sergi Santos has created Samantha, a doll with human-like…


‘My reasons for drinking my menstrual blood’

‘When we eat red meat we’re also consuming animal blood, so why shouldn’t we drink our own?’ Photos: www.maaneechrystal.com Maanee Chrystal was born in Byron Bay, Australia. She studied holistic psychopedagogy and is currently a teacher…


Three boys beat a flamingo to death at a Czech zoo

‘First they pelted them with stones. Then one of them kicked it’ ‘First they pelted them with stones,’ zoologist Jan Vašák told the Prague Morning news site. ‘Then one of them kicked it.’ The dead…